State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reported that automated control systems for the movement of radioactive and nuclear materials, TSA and RAPISCAN, were installed at the border crossings with Russia and Moldova. Such systems will allow preventing attempts of illegal transporting of hazardous substances through the Ukrainian border, reads the statement of the agency. A delegation from the United States attended the installation of the systems and tested the operation of the devices.
"The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine continues to take measures to improve the system of prevention, detection, and suppression of attempts to illegally transport radioactive substances and nuclear materials across the state border," reported the Border Guard Service on July 23.
As part of the international technical assistance program, the State Border Guard units continue to receive modern devices and equipment. The new American complexes were installed at the Bolshaya Pisarevka and Nikolaevka checkpoints on the border with Russia, as well as at the Starokazachye checkpoint on the border with Moldova.
The delegation from the United States, which included representatives of the United States Department of Energy, the LANL National laboratory and the manufacturers of this equipment, tested the border systems and handed them over to the Border Guard.
The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine also said that since 2005, 74 checkpoints had been equipped with such stationary systems. Moreover, Ukrainian State Border Guards received 20 mobile radiation monitoring systems installed on the vehicles.