Israel to Get Radioactivity Detection Equipment from U.s.a.

The Atomic Energy Commission has announced that radiological protection equipment for Israel would be included in $80, 000 worth of apparatus to be supplied to Israel, Argentina, and Brazil through the International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations.

Israel will receive one mobile unit and two stationary monitoring stations as part of its radiological protection program. It would permit routine monitoring of the area surrounding the “swimming pool” type research reactor located near Rehovoth for radioactivity. The Government of Israel will be responsible for the installation, operation, and maintenance of the equipment. It was described as “routine equipment” to determine radioactivity near reactors, and was said to be in general use throughout the world where nuclear research is done.

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