[ RadSafe ] Port gets dirty-bomb detectors
maurysis at peoplepc.com
Wed May 9 16:22:56 CDT 2007
And with a 1.6% false alarm rate among all those containers and
locations, don't overlook the employment opportunities.
Steven Dapra wrote:
> May 9
> Perhaps somewhat more to the point, what would be the purpose
> of putting a dirty bomb in a shipping container, and (presumably)
> rigging it to explode in the port area? To be effective at spreading
> chaos, doesn't a dirty bomb have to be exploded in an area occupied
> every day by thousands of members of the general public? The whole
> purpose is to make an oft-used area un-inhabitable for as many people
> as possible, and for as long as possible. My guess would be that
> dirty bombs are going to be made by domestic crazies for use near
> where they are made, not shipped in from overseas.
> Nevertheless, Clayton, you make a good point about the
> impracticality of scanning all those shipping containers.
> Steven Dapra
> sjd at swcp.com
> At 09:14 AM 5/9/07 -0400, Clayton J Bradt wrote:
>> Let's see...8 detectors scanning 1.8 million containers per year...
>> 2.3 minutes per container - assuming they scan 24/7. I suppose they
>> just scan the ones with dirty bombs in them to save time.
>> Clayton J. Bradt, CHP
>> Assistant Bureau Director
>> NYS Dept. of Health
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