Radiation measurement and protection for national security

February 2004 News

In a world threatened by the possible deployment of nuclear and radiological weapons of mass destruction, the 'front line' is everywhere. There is no question that we must do everything possible to increase our surveillance and improve our detection capabilities, or risk disaster of unimaginable proportions.

Thermo Electron's Radiation Measurement & Protection group is committed to providing the tools, technologies, expertise, service and support that will give law enforcement and government agencies the weapons they need to counter - and eventually eradicate - radiation-based threats.

With more than 50 years of dedicated service to the nuclear power, medical and defence industries, Thermo Electron is a globally respected leader in radiation measurement and protection. Their steadfast commitment, as well as their unequalled track record of performance, positions the company to provide the critical instrumentation and systems necessary to address the national security challenges of the 21st century.

Thermo Electron's instruments are a first line of defence for first responders and border control personnel. These instruments are also used in laboratories, in nuclear medicine and pharmaceutical research, as well as waste treatment and environmental recycling.

The company (represented locally by OEN Enterprises) is proud of the extensive assistance it has been able to offer civil defence, customs and secret service organisations, both in US and abroad. Thermo Electron is actively involved with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other international organisations in support of their security programs. And on the military front, NATO has also approved a number of Thermo instruments for battlefield operations.

For more information contact Mauritz van Niekerk, OEN Enterprises, 011 675 4447,,

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