The U.S. Transfers Operation of Radiation Detection System at Port of Caucedo to Dominican Customs
On 27 September 2011, during a ceremony at the Port of Caucedo, Dominican Republic, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced that it had officially transferred a radiation detection system to Dominican Customs. As part of the Megaports Initiative, the NNSA installed and tested the radiation detection system at the Port of Caucedo in 2008. This equipment is able to scan nearly 100% of containers passing through the port. Over the past three years, the NNSA has provided maintenance and training support to Dominican Customs so that Customs officials could assume full responsibility for operating the system and responding to radiation alarms
Abstract Number: 20110230
Headline: The U.S. Transfers Operation of Radiation Detection System at Port of Caucedo to Dominican Customs
Date: 27 September 2011
Bibliography: U.S. Transitions Radiation Detection System to Dominican Republic, National Nuclear Security Administration, 27 September 2011, http://nnsa.energy.gov
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