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Indonesian Seaports to Receive More Radiation Portal Scanners
Indonesian ports are set to receive additional equipment for spotting potential nuclear or radiological contraband, the Jakarta Post reported on Tuesday (see GSN, April 12, 2010).
Governments should adopt rules aimed at preventing the illicit spread of atomic substances and systems, Indonesian Nuclear Energy Regulatory Agency chief As Natio Lasman quoted President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as saying at last week's Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea (see GSN, March 28).
Indonesia would assign the highest importance to its most heavily trafficked shipping sites, including Tanjung Emas Port in Semarang, Central Java, and Makassar Port in South Sulawesi, the Post reported.
As Natio said Indonesia operates radiation portal monitors at only four of its large ship facilities: Jakarta's Tanjung Priok Port, Surabaya's Tanjung Perak Port, North Sumatra's Belawan Port and Batam Port in the Riau Islands.
“After the successful test of the [radiation portal monitors] at Belawan Port in Medan, North Sumatra, earlier this year, we are eyeing more ports in the near future,” the atomic chief said. The site received the gear with International Atomic Energy Agency support under the U.S. Export Control and Related Border Security Program, he said (Bagus Saragih, Jakarta Post, April 3).
Meanwhile, China intends to establish a planned nuclear security center as an area facilitator for technical information sharing and education initiatives, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi quoted President Hu Jintao as saying at last week's summit (see GSN, Jan. 20, 2011).
The Chinese president said his country would aid in modifying research atomic systems now reliant on weapon-usable highly enriched uranium, and it would maintain financial support for the IAEA Nuclear Security Fund, the Xinhua News Agency reported (Xinhua News Agency/China Daily, April 3).
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