Nuke scientists run Felixstowe test

Scientists from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) have run comparative trials of five radiation portal monitoring systems at the Port of Felixstowe. Radiation Portal Monitors (RPMs) detect radioactive sources in containers or vehicles and can distinguish between dangerous sources from innocent alarms such as medical isotopes and naturally occurring radioactive material. The trials were used to benchmark the performance of several different RPMs faced with the same flow of traffic in a ... [+]

Drugs bust at London Gateway

The UK Border Force has seized over a tonne of cannabis at London Gateway in a container that had arrived from Ghana. The load had been manifested as sacks of corn husks and corn flour, but the sacks concealed 42 cardboard boxes containing shrink-wrapped blocks of cannabis. [+]

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