Ecuador and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) formalized yesterday in Vienna the construction of twomeasurement nuclear stations in the Galapagos archipelago.
One of these facilities will measure infrasounds and the other will detect infrasound radionuclides (chemical elements that occur in the emission of nuclear radiation).
Both will be installed by technicians of the CTBTO on the island of Santa Cruz, and have an estimated total cost of about $ 1.5 million, totally financed by the international body.
Currently, the CTBTO has 300 stations in operation spread throughout the world.
“Ecuador allows us to close the coverage of our network of stations. Galapagos was chosen at the time (in 1996) as one of the major facilities in this network,” said Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the CTBT.