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March 24, 2006

U.S. to pay foreign firm to help run nuclear detectors at Bahamas port

... and, the firm is Chinese... good move. Glad to see we learn our lessons well.

Link: SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- U.S. to pay foreign firm to help run nuclear detectors at Bahamas port.

In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere.

The administration acknowledges the no-bid contract with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port without American customs agents present.


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