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Federal government planning security training complex in Nevada

Mock border stations, a simulated airline inspection terminal and a dry seaport replica are being planned at the federal Nevada Test Site to train agents to thwart nuclear materials smuggling. The Department of Homeland Security has allocated $13 million to design at least eight training venues for a 100-acre complex at the test site, according to plans made public Tuesday. Construction could begin this fall. “I view this as a perfect match for the unique capabilities of the Nevada Test Site,” Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in a statement. The program would further expand homeland security operations at the test site, where the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile is tested and where counterterrorism and hazardous materials training has been stepped up since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Full Story

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