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March 10, 2010

PNNL installs 850 radiation detectors at border crossings

RICHLAND, Benton County (AP) — Every car and truck that enters the U.S. through a customs station along the Canadian or Mexican borders now is screened for radioactive contraband thanks to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The Department of Energy national lab in Richland has completed installing 850 radiation portal monitoring systems along the northern and southern borders. The last one was installed in Trout River, N.Y.

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