Homeland Security officials say government unprepared for dirty bomb

Government agencies lack the capability to deal quickly and efficiently with a so-called dirty bomb attack on the United States, members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Government Management Subcommittee were told Thursday. “EPA’s analysis of the nation’s existing radiological laboratory capacity revealed a significant capacity gap,” Thomas Dunne, EPA’s associate administrator of homeland security, testified. “This capacity gap will result in a lack of timely, reliable and interpretable data and will delay national and local response and consequence management activities.” Full Story

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