Alaska in line for grant to react to terrorism

Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska will receive $769,000 to help respond to acts of biological, chemical agent, nuclear, radiological or explosive material terrorism.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced the grant Friday.

The money will be used to buy specialized equipment for emergency response agencies.

The grant will be administered by the Office of Justice Programs. Police, fire and hazardous waste response departments will use the money to buy personal protective equipment, hazard detection equipment, decontamination equipment and communications equipment.

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