Radiation screenings slated for Puerto Cortes
Puerto Cortes, Honduras has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security as one of six overseas ports where U.S.-bound shipments will be screened for nuclear and radiological materials, the DHS said Thursday.
Puerto Cortes will be one of only three ports'along with Qasim, Pakistan and Southampton, England'where all U.S. bound containers will be scanned.
The DHS and the U.S. Department of Energy will split the estimated $60 million costs for the pilot-type screening programs.
U.S. officials hope to expand the program to other ports in the future.