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Postal Service resumes hazard detectors

Installation of biological hazard detectors at mail facilities is being resumed, the Postal Service said Friday. Installation of the equipment began in March, but was suspended April 28 because some machines were giving inconclusive readings. The problem has been corrected and work is resuming, postal vice president Azeezaly Jaffer said. The detectors are planned for 283 mail handling and sorting facilities across the country. They are intended to detect biological hazards, warn postal workers and help prevent the delivery of dangerous items. Development of the equipment was begun following the anthrax-by-mail attacks in 2001 that killed five people, including two postal workers. Full Story

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