Port of L.A. seeks to cancel contract for Chinese X-ray unit

Los Angeles Times

The Port of Los Angeles said Wednesday it plans to cancel a controversial contract with a Chinese company to buy an X-ray unit designed to scan cargo for dangerous devices. Port officials said the $2.4-million Mobile Linear Accelerator X-ray Scanning Unit failed field tests during the 6-month period specified in the April 2008 contract with Beijing-based Nuctech Inc. As a result, the unit, which is currently installed on a diesel truck, will be returned to the manufacturer.

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