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Border Inspectors to Look for Radioactive Materials

All travelers arriving in the United States will be screened by federal border inspectors for radiological materials beginning this weekend, according to senior Bush administration officials. The plan is designed to stop terrorists from bringing nuclear material across the border. It is the most important in a series of counterterrorism measures that are being put into place as the Customs Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and 18 other federal agencies formally merge into the new Department of Homeland Security on Saturday. Some people entering the United States are already screened for radioactive materials when they walk or drive past border checkpoints where customs agents are carrying portable radiation detectors. That program was begun by the Customs Service after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Full Story

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