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Enhancing radiological detection system with two examination vehicles

(Photo: EMRC)
AMMAN — On Saturday, the Director of Nuclear Security at the Energy and Minerals Regulatory Commission (EMRC), Louay Al-Kiswani, said that the radiological detection system has been strengthened and provided with two radiological examination vehicles, bringing the total to 6 vehicles, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

During a tour of journalists organized by the commission, he added that the vehicles "work to prevent illegal trafficking in radioactive and nuclear materials through border crossings. They will be distributed at border crossings to assist the existing devices and have other uses for the open areas that the authority's cadres of 100 employees are working on."

Al-Kiswani indicated that the commission owns 88 radioactive detection devices distributed at all land, sea, and air border crossings.

He pointed out that these devices have worked to detect 36 cases of unintended radioactive contamination from 2010 until now, which were on their way to Jordan. They were detected by these devices and returned to the country of origin as car parts, metal pipes, and hardware.

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