DHS to scrap nuclear detection program

According to a report published by the Washington Post, the Department of Homeland Security is dropping plans to install costly vehicle and cargo screening detectors due to their high price tag and ineffectiveness.

In a letter sent late last month to Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) , chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, William Hagen, acting director for the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office said that the machines would only be used for secondary screening at a third of the original cost.

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