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U.S. Hiring Hong Kong Co. to Scan Nukes
Friday March 24, 2006 12:46 AM
By TED BRIDIS and JOHN SOLOMON - Associated Press Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush
administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear
materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and
The administration acknowledges the no-bid contract with Hutchison Whampoa
Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running
a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port without American
customs agents present.
Freeport in the Bahamas is 65 miles from the U.S. coast, where cargo would be
likely to be inspected again. The contract is currently being finalized.
While President Bush recently reassured Congress that foreigners would not
manage security at U.S. ports, the Hutchison deal in the Bahamas illustrates
how the administration is relying on foreign companies at overseas ports to
safeguard cargo headed to the United States.