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Progress ‘Limited’ On Seaport Security

A Department of Energy effort to guard against nuclear traffickers by installing radiation detection equipment at foreign seaports has made “limited progress,” chiefly because of troubled negotiations with some countries, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. Officials with Energy’s Megaports Initiative have completed work at two foreign ports, forged agreements with authorities at five other ports and are in negotiations with 18 others, according to the March report, which was made public yesterday. A government model has ranked 120 foreign seaports according to their attractiveness to potential nuclear smugglers, and this year the DOE expects to add 80 ports to the rankings.Full Story

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