Congress talks port security and smuggled nukes

July 08, 2016

Lawmakers said an undetected radiological weapon smuggled into a U.S. port inside a cargo container is at the top of the list of homeland security nightmares. Customs and Border Protection is tasked with checking 100 percent of maritime cargo for potential threats -- a goal that was supposed to have been met by 2012 but has been delayed repeatedly. The Department of Homeland Security requested another extension on May 2 and issued a request for information to the private sector to widen its options.

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