08/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New York Dirty Bomb Security: Police Get Radiation Detectors

Thousands of additional law enforcement officers within 50 miles (80 km) of New York City will have access to radiation detectors for dirty bombs and nuclear devices, New York police said on Wednesday.

The detectors, including cell phone-sized devices that officers wear on their belts, could help uncover a dirty bomb that might be assembled outside New York and smuggled in, police said at a security conference. New York Police Department officers have used such devices for several years.

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