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Universal Detection Technology

June 22, 2011 10:20 ET

Universal Detection Technology Continues to Receive Orders for Radiation Detection Devices From Japan Amid Reports of Widespread Contamination

Company Extends 5% Discount on Radiation Detection Equipment to Customers Who Contribute to Red Cross Relief Efforts Through Its Website

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UNDT), a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies that protect against biological, chemical, and radiological threats, announced today that it continues to receive orders for its radiation detection devices for use in Japan and around the world. The orders originate through UNDT's growing network of distributors and representatives as well as direct consumer purchases. UNDT also is planning to bid on various government tenders for radiation detection equipment from agencies including the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF). Furthermore, the Company is extending its offer to give a 5% discount on all radiation detection equipment to those customers who donate to the Red Cross relief efforts through UNDT's website.

Japan's Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters finally admitted earlier this month that reactors 1, 2, and 3 at the Fukushima plant experienced full meltdowns. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced that the accident probably released more radioactive material into the environment than Chernobyl, making it the worst nuclear accident on record.

Meanwhile, a nuclear waste advisor to the Japanese government reported that about 966 square kilometers near the power station -- an area roughly 17 times the size of Manhattan -- is now likely uninhabitable.

According to Dr. MV Ramana, a physicist with the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University who specializes in issues of nuclear safety, "There is and should be concern about younger people being exposed, and the Japanese government will be giving out radiation monitors to children."

Dr. Ramona explained that he believes the primary radiation threat continues to be mostly for residents living within 50km of the plant, but added: "There are going to be areas outside of the Japanese government's 20km mandatory evacuation zone where radiation is higher. So that could mean evacuation zones in those areas as well."

UNDT continues to get orders for dosimetry systems used for measurement of cumulative radiation exposures, advanced survey meters and surface monitors used in detection of contamination on surfaces and in particular in food and water, and isotope identifiers that not only detect but also identify the isotope that has been detected. The Company also plans to bid on government tenders that include orders for thousands of dosimeters and multiple survey meters.

"Recent reports are beginning to show the widespread contamination caused by the Fukushima disaster," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's Chairman and CEO. "We will continue to supply our products through all available channels to the people of Japan in an effort to provide assistance in these difficult times. We also extend our offer of a discount on all our radiation detection equipment to those of our customers who donate any amount to the Red Cross relief efforts through our website," he added.

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Universal Detection Technology (UNDT) is a developer of monitoring technologies, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (DBRN), and mold detection devices. The company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. The Company is a reseller of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems, and chemical agent detectors. For more information, please visit

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