2013 Embassy News
U.S. Donates a Vehicle for Responding to Radiation Detection Incidents to CETI
December 13, 2013
The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, through its Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, donated a $33,000 response vehicle to the Podgorica-based Center for Eco-Toxicological Research (CETI) on Friday, December 13. Presenting the vehicle in an official ceremony to CETI Director Ms. Nada Medenica, Deputy Chief of Mission Douglas Jones told the media that he hoped this contribution will help make Montenegro and the region a safer place since it will be used in CETI’s efforts to strengthen nuclear safety and radiation protection.
The vehicle will enable CETI to more efficiently respond to threats of radioactive and chemical materials detected at the borders and will thus better contribute to nuclear safety for the citizens of Montenegro. The vehicle will carry devices for performing scientific measurements in response to the detection of radioactive materials.
In the last several years, the EXBS program has provided over $3.5 million in assistance with training and equipment to support strengthening Montenegro’s border security, export controls and non-proliferation efforts.