US Nuclear Corp. has started a fundraising campaign to send more of its radiation detection drones to Ukraine.
The campaign on Fundly.com follows an announcement by the Canoga Park radiation detection equipment manufacturer on March 7 it was sending its first DroneRAD to the eastern European country that was invaded last month by Russia.
With the conflict raging in Ukraine, there is significant concern over a nuclear disaster, either from use of nuclear weapons or as fallout from explosive damage to the local nuclear power plants or other facilities storing radioactive materials, such as hospitals, labs and disposal sites, according to a release from US Nuclear.
The company’s DroneRAD can survey large areas looking for radioactive hotspots caused by nuclear weapons or materials, as well as measuring the air quality for any airborne radiation or nuclear fallout, such as by a bomb hitting a radiation storage site, the company added in its release.
The Fundly.com campaign is called Help Ukraine Now – Drones For Good and has 60 days remaining to raise its goal of $100,000.
Shares of US Nuclear (UCLE) closed up Monday to 36 cents on the over-the-counter market.