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In Depth (Homeland Security) #728291

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 12, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Seattle: George Lewis) A huge disaster drill involving a nuclear-tainted dirty bomb in Seattle, featured; details given about the week-long series of preparedness tests, including a biological attack exercise in Chicago; scenes shown of the exercise. [Washington Governor Gary LOCKE†- says the time to test is before a threat arises.] [Homeland Security undersecretary Michael BROWN†- comments on the tests.] [Seattle deputy police chief Clark KIMERER†- evaluates the performance of emergency workers.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) A GAO report on the Energy Department’s failure to secure radioactive waste, which could be used to make a dirty bomb, featured; details given about thousands of sources, including enough plutonium to make a nuclear bomb, not recovered by the department. [Former U.N. weapons inspector David KAY†- says the Department of Energy has not gotten the lesson of 9/11.] [Senator Daniel AKAKA†- says anyone may be able to obtain these materials.] [University of Rochester radiation safety officer Andrew KARAM†- says we shouldn’t be asked to hang on to sources that may be a security risk.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George;
Myers, Lisa

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