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Wilmington Port Now Screening for Radiation

By Megan V. Williams

Wilmington, NC – Every container leaving the Port of Wilmington is now being screened for radiation.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will monitor the new radiation detectors at the port's container gate.

The sensor portals are intended to screen for potential nuclear explosives, but could also be triggered by legal sources, such as some medical equipment.

Any truck that sets off the alarms will be pulled aside for a secondary check. Similar screening systems are in place at other major U.S. ports.