Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Port Authority
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff also announced last week that the nation's busiest seaports, Los Angeles and Long Beach, will have enough drive-through radiation monitors to screen every container by year's end.

... Homeland Security also is buying hundreds of radiation detectors to screen 26,000 cargo containers from abroad as they are unloaded at 314 ports each day. More than 500 of the $250,000 machines are at ports around the country. The monitors are notorious for false alarms, set off by innocuous products.[Nitpicker emphasis]
That would be innocuous products like kitty litter. Well, that's bound to be an efficient process, heh? Feeling safer yet?


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