WASHINGTON — The Bush administration told lawmakers Thursday it will not meet a Congressionally mandated deadline for scanning all U.S.-bound cargo containers for radiation and nuclear weapons at some 700 foreign ports.
Jayson Ahern, deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs & Border Protection, told the chairman of a subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee that a July 2012 deadline set by Congress last year would not be met because of several significant challenges based on results from a pilot project currently under way at three foreign ports.
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