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U.S. delivers nuclear detection equipment for Athens

The United States provided Greek police and border officials with radiation detection equipment Wednesday to help guard the Athens Olympics against a nuclear or “dirty” bomb. Recent terrorist attacks have demonstrated that the use of such weapons at the Aug. 13-29 Olympics by terrorist groups could not be ruled out, said Anita Nilsson, director of nuclear security for the International Atomic Energy Agency. U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham gave Greece the radiation detectors, worth more than $26-million. “They will supplement the extraordinary security apparatus at the Olympics,” Abraham said as he delivered some of the equipment. Full Story

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