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US-funded nuclear scanner makes debut

A US government-funded nuclear and radioactive material scanner worth more than US$6 million was put into use on Saturday during an inauguration ceremony at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port. The scanning system aims to prevent the smuggling of radioactive and nuclear materials. “Cambodia now has the capacity to scan all import and export containers passing through the sea port of Sihanoukville for the presence of potentially dangerous nuclear and other radioactive materials,” US chargé d’ affaires Jeff Daigle said. Officials at the port are being trained to properly utilise the equipment, as well as how to respond in the event that radioactive material is discovered.



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