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Auditors, DHS Disagree on Radiation Detectors

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Auditors, DHS Disagree on Radiation Detectors

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Auditors, DHS Disagree on Radiation Detectors

Auditors, DHS Disagree on Radiation Detectors

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The Department of Homeland Security wants to buy new radiation detection equipment for ports. Alarms on the existing equipment are set off by bananas and kitty litter and other things that emit radiation. But congressional auditors say tests done on the new machines were biased, because the government shared key information with the companies providing the gear.

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