Bulgaria’s Deputy Interior Minister Philip Gounev and US ambassador Eric Rubin have celebrated the implementation of a so-called nuclear detection architecture in Bulgaria. The system detects dangerous nuclear material in its area of operation. It is designed to make sure nobody can smuggle radioactive material across borders undetected.
Representatives of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) were in Sofia as well, and took part in the celebration event. The NNSA is part of the US Department of Energy.
Anne Harrington, the organization’s deputy administrator, said in Sofia: “With this architecture, MOI/CDBP can deter, detect, and investigate the illicit trafficking of nuclear and radioactive materials at all of Bulgaria’s major points-of-entry (POE). This represents a significant step in our governments’ joint efforts to keep dangerous materials out of the hands of smugglers and terrorists.” Harrington was quoted as saying by several US media and the US embassy in Sofia.
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