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New Jersey Port Gets New Radiation Detectors to Screen Cargo

More than 200 times each day, authorities detect radiation in containers arriving off cargo ships at Port Newark . It's in ceramic tiles, granite, pottery, kitty litter — all natural products made from Earth's elements.This month, the port is getting a new generation of radiation detectors that will more quickly distinguish those natural products from dangerous nuclear materials that could be used by terrorists.Click here to visit FOXNews.com's Homeland Security CenterIt's just one of several new technologies being used at the nation's third busiest seaport to help screen for dirty bombs or terrorist weapons."Of all the areas that need to be addressed, this is the Holy Grail. This is the one that's the scariest," said Tom Barnes, a maritime security expert with Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. and retired U.S. Navy captain."You can make a lot of people sick or even kill a lot of people," he said. "When you talk about radiation, that's what shuts areas down for 50 years....

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