Belgium Customs Purchases CANBERRA Germanium ASP System for Use in Secondary Screening at Port of Antwerp

Meriden, Conn. – CANBERRA announced a purchase order from Belgium Customs-Port of Antwerp for an Advanced Spectroscopic Portal (ASP) system.  Major ports have begun secondary radiological screening of cargo that has triggered a primary alarm (often from a harmless source such as granite or bananas) or is designated as a risk.  The CANBERRA Germanium ASP system will be used in secondary screening of containers at the port, along side a non-intrusive investigation (X-ray) system.

ASP systems are a key element of the development and implementation of global security architecture currently being undertaken by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO). The portals areeal for protecting ports and borders from smuggling of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) that could be used in nuclear-based terrorist attacks.

The CANBERRA Germanium ASP system has superiorentification capabilities and is the only technology that can, with the highest degree of certainty, confirm the presence or absence of SNM (Uranium or Plutonium) or Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD), even when “masked” by normally-occurring radioactive materials or legitimate industrial and medical nuclides.

To learn more about the CANBERRA Germanium ASP System visit www.canberra.com.

For more information, contact: Joanna Lipper Director, Marketing Communications CANBERRA Phone: (203) 639-2441 Email: joanna.lipper@canberra.com