- Reporters Desk
LOS ANGELES — On Nov. 19 Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Urban Areas Security Initiative Approval Authority members announced $11.4 million in federal funds for a regional nuclear and radiological detection system.
Known as the “Securing the Cities” program, the grant will be used to purchase equipment to create a nuclear and radiological detection ring around the Los Angeles area. The grant will also create the Southern California Radiological Intake Center which will collect and analyze data and coordinate a regional response. The center will be located in the Los AngelesEmergencyOperationsCenter. The LA/Long Beach region may be awarded up to $30 million for the program within the next five years.