2012 deadline to scan all port cargo won't be met
Michael Chertoff says there are countless obstacles to the 100% scanning mandate passed by Congress in 2006.
By Mimi Hall
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department says it will not meet a 2012 deadline set by Congress to scan the contents of every cargo container headed to U.S. ports. Instead, it plans to gather more information about who made the goods in the containers and who packed them.
Security personnel place warning cones in front of the closed gates at the entrance to the Port of Los Angeles May 1, 2008. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)