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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2003
NR-03-06-06

Laboratory to Unveil New Licensed Technology to Detect, Identify Radioactive Materials


LIVERMORE, Calif. - The Laboratory will unveil its latest cutting-edge technology for rapid detection and identification of radioactive material during a special ceremony at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 18. The ceremony takes place in the Bldg. 132 lobby.

Ambassador Linton Brooks, administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, will attend the unveiling of the Laboratory's RadScout, a lightweight handheld portable system that not only detects radioactive material, but then analyzes and identifies the source in real time.

RadScout was developed within the Lab's nuclear weapons division for emergency first responders and inspection personnel who need rapid detection and identification of material to determine the nature and scope of a threat.

Director Michael Anastasio will host a special demonstration of the technology. Representatives from ORTEC, a division of AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technology, which is licensing the technology, as well as emergency responders from Alameda County, the U.S. Customs, the Coast Guard, and the U.S. Post Office are also scheduled to attend.

Members of the media who wish to attend this event must contact the Laboratory Public Affairs Office at (925) 423-6627.

 


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