posted on Sep, 12 2002 @ 11:14 AM
Initial tests found elevated radiation levels in cargo hold
Sept. 12 ˇ U.S. Special Operations forces on Thursday joined members of the Energy DepartmentÝs Nuclear Emergency Search Team on board a
Liberian-flagged container ship off the coast of New Jersey to search for nuclear material, Pentagon officials told NBC News. The search of the the
M/V Palermo Senator was based primarily on intelligence suggesting a ship matching its description could be carrying nuclear material or a nuclear
device into the United States, the officials said.
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