Investigators Able to Slip Radioactive Materials Across U.S. Borders

Security test brought enough material across borders to make two dirty bombs


At one port, which investigators did not identify, a director frustrated over false alarms was worried that backed-up trains might block the entrance to a nearby military base until an alarm was checked out. The director's solution: simply turn off the radiation detector.

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Associated Press writer Ted Bridis contributed to this report.

[Associated Press WorldStream -- 03/29/06]