Radioactive material now being smuggled in by boat!
People fishing or hunting illegally is no longer the only concern. Texas game wardens are beefing up on equipment and training to combat terror threats.
From Houston Public Media: That new threat is terrorism. One fear is that terrorists could try to smuggle radioactive material into the country by boat. The Port of Houston has for years had radiation detectors to scan cargo.
Now, besides guns and handcuffs, game wardens will have one more tool.
“We’ve acquired about a hundred devices that allow game wardens to detect radiological or nuclear emissions. These are little devices that can be worn on someone’s belt,” said Tom Harvey of Texas Parks and Wildlife.
They’re about the size of a cellphone and can help a warden determine if something suspicious is radioactive. It wouldn’t necessarily have to be connected to terrorism: radioactive materials used in the energy and medical industries can be illegally dumped.
Game wardens began training with the radiation detectors in January and completed a mock exercise to find radioactive packages along the coast.
(Via Houston Public Media)
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