Nuke Scanners at Ports Failed To Protect

The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office "went off the rails" during the effort to procure machines that would scan shipping containers entering U.S. ports for nuclear materials and devices. "What becomes clear -- through interviews with government officials, investigators and scientists and in hundreds of pages of congressional testimony, letters, reports and procurement requests -- is that for three years, DNDO's highly touted programs failed to meet expectations and, in the words of one senator, put the United States at risk."

Paul Voosen reports for Greenwire in the New York Times July 24, 2009.

Monday, July 27, 2009