Canadian Contribution

Monday - 1/26/2009, 2:16pm EST

Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Honourable Lawrence Cannon says that Canada will contribute $10 million toward U.S. efforts to detect and secure dangerous nuclear and radiological materials in Russia and Ukraine. Canada's contribution will fund the installation of radiation-detection equipment at key border crossings in Ukraine. They will also go toward recovering and securing vulnerable, highly radioactive sources powering navigational devices, such as lighthouses, in Russia.