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U.S. and Bahamian Governments to Cooperate on Detecting Illicit Shipments of Nuclear Material

Bahamas to Become First Caribbean Country to Use Detection Equipment. In an effort to work together in the war on terrorism, the United States and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas recently signed an agreement to install special equipment at one of the Bahamas’ busiest seaports to detect hidden shipments of nuclear and other radioactive material, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced today. The Bahamas will be the first country in the Caribbean to deploy this type of detection system. “Helping better protect the world’s maritime shipping network from nuclear smuggling is an important objective we are working to achieve,” Secretary Abraham said. “Cooperating with the Bahamian government will enable our countries to further international nonproliferation efforts and better protect the citizens of the Bahamas, the United States and other countries against nuclear terrorism.” Full Story

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