Homeland Security Dept. says it will drop plans for Bush-era nuclear detectors

In a Feb. 24 letter to Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the acting chief of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office said officials will possibly use the machines only for secondary screening, at no more than about a third of the cost originally planned.
The decision makes sense "given the available performance and cost data," Acting DNDO Director William K. Hagan wrote.
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