Cuba has systems to detect radioactive materials at its airports
- Submitted by: Camila
- 11 / 25 / 2014
Since October operate several systems of detection of radioactive materials in container terminal in the port of Mariel and air cargo and passenger terminals of José Martí International Airport.
The siystems were donated by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), of which Cuba is a founding member, and ensure high safety and security of passengers and cargo operating in those facilities. They are modern systems that have a high sensitivity for the detection of radioactive substances and neutrons.
With the installation of equipment, Cuba meets the agreements of the World Customs Organization on the facilitation and control of world trade, which stipulate the installation of container scanners and radioactive detectors at major border substances.
The grant from the IAEA includes dozens of portable equipment for the detection of radioactive emissions, and other systems against intruders and strengthening the physical protection that were placed in institutions of higher radiation risk, where radioactive sources categories I and II are used for peaceful purposes.