Sunday, July 31, 2011

Nuclear-Detection Effort Is Halted

Nuclear-Detection Effort Is Halted as Ineffective -- New York Times

ASPEN, Colo. — The Obama administration has quietly canceled a much-criticized billion-dollar program to equip ports across the United States with detectors to pick out radioactive material and nuclear weapons being shipped into the country, after acknowledging that the devices did not work.

The decision amounts to a major setback for an effort begun by the Bush administration after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to ease fears that terrorist groups could easily slip nuclear weapons or the parts to build them into one of the millions of cargo containers that enter the country each year.

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My comment: This is not good news ... not good at all.

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