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(Permalink) Posted: June 06 2007,01:05   

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the largest U.S. importer, should drop its resistance to more stringent scanning of containers entering U.S. ports that's necessary to reduce the risk of terrorism, a New York City congressman said.

"Wal-Mart is the leading lobbyist who's opposed us," Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat who wants all containers scanned for bombs and other dangerous materials, said today. "The real issue is, they don't want to spend the money."

Wal-Mart, which has no stores in New York City, and other retailers have balked at the complexity of the proposed program, which could require an additional 2,000 inspectors at each high-volume port and delay transit times, the Arlington, Virginia-based Retail Industry Leaders Association has said.


Does anybody see the irony? Even if they did scan the containers?

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