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Cablegate: Usg Donates Radiation Detection Monitors to Gol

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DE RUEHVL #0121 0561452
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 251452Z FEB 10
FM AMEMBASSY VILNIUS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4204

UNCLAS VILNIUS 000121

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DOE/NNSA FOR LAUREL COTTON

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TAGS: PARM KNNP PREL LH
SUBJECT: USG DONATES RADIATION DETECTION MONITORS TO GOL

The Ambassador participated in a ceremony at Vilnius Airport
to officially transfer ownership of radiation detection
equipment from the U.S. DOE to Lithuania's State Border Guard
Service (SBGS). A copy of the signed transfer of ownership
document was sent by email to DOE's NNSA office on February
23. The detection equipment, which is valued over USD 1M,
was donated to SBGS as part of DOE's Second Line of Defense
program. During the property transfer ceremony Ambassador
Derse underscored President Obama's commitment to prevent
terrorists from acquiring nuclear and radioactive materials.
After the ceremony concluded the Ambassador toured the
airport facilities and observed a demonstration of the
equipment's functionality. The Ambassador thanked the SBGS
for the demonstration and noted that the radiation detection
equipment is certain to thwart attempts to transport
hazardous material through Vilnius Airport.
DERSE

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