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New York, NY - Feds Give $29 Million To NYPD For Nuke Security

Published on: September 16, 2008 01:31 PM
By: CBS
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New York, NY - Federal homeland security officials are giving $29.5 million to the NYPD to develop a system to prevent a radiological or nuclear attack on New York City.

The Department of Homeland Security is announcing the funding today as part of an experimental effort called Secure the Cities. The program aims to keep radiological material—a key component for a so-called “dirty bomb,” referred to as a radiological dispersal device¬†¬†—from getting into major population centers.

New York’s Peter King, who’s the ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, has seen trial runs of the equipment. He calls the program “absolutely essential.”

King says the program will put radiological detectors at roads leading into major cities.



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 Sep 16, 2008 at 08:14 PM mikey Says:

King be careful with an announcement like this Shumer is sure to claim credit.

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