Guam Guard CST Unit Working With Customs to Screen Food for Radiation


Guam – Guam Guard members were deployed to Main Post Office in Barrigada and the Guam International Airport to screen incoming mail and imported foods from Japan for the possibility of exposure to radiation.

Guam Guard Capt Ken Ola confirms “We are currently continuing our support of Customs and Quarantine, utilizing a team from our 94th CST-WMD.”

Word of the Guard’s involvement in screening food and mail for radiation first appeared on the website over the weekend. According to the report on that website, NO radiation was detected at the Post Office and the screening there has stopped, but the Guam Guard’s CST Unit continues to screen incoming food imports from Japan.

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According to the report by Army Sgt. Darron Salzer: “members of the 94th Civil Support Team were deployed to the Guam Main Facility Post Office and Guam International Airport to screen parcels and cargo arriving from Japan, in order to identify any potential radiological contamination, National Guard officials reported.”

“Readings at the post office remained negative, and the mission there was closed.”

The Governor’s office was contacted for comment on the report but had not responded as of this posting.