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Nukes bombshell: Feds mull slashing $40M funding for Securing Our Cities


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WASHINGTON - The $40 million New York needs to complete its ambitious anti-nuke screening system is at stake in Congress in the coming weeks as a handful of lawmakers decide whether the feds will pick up the cost.


New Yorkers say the answer should be yes - pointing to the recent arrests in an Al Qaeda bomb plot as evidence the city is still in the terrorists' crosshairs.


"The plot in the last week makes clear there's a real and present danger," said Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester).


"If there was ever money that has to be directed to New York, this is it," agreed Rep. Jose Serrano (D-Bronx).


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/10/04/2009-10-04_nukes_bombshell_feds_mull_slashing_40m_funding_for_citys_radiation_detection_sys.html#ixzz0SyboovLi



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