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Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Challenges Facing U.S. Efforts to Deploy Radiation Detection Equipment in Other Countries and in the United States

Author: Gene Aloise
Published March 28, 2006

This testimony describes the background and current state of U.S. programs "to combat nuclear smuggling through the employment of radiation detection equipment at border crossings and other ports of entry both in foreign countries and in the United States". It discusses progress made by the various federal agencies and cites challenges at foreign borders and ports such as corruption, difficulty in maintaining equipment, adverse weather conditions, and technical limitations.

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