NYC Awarded $18.5M Homeland Security Grant

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — New York City is receiving a multimillion dollar Homeland Security grant to protect the metropolitan area from “dirty bombs” – crudely constructed nuclear explosive devices.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reports

The money will help purchase radiation detection equipment, reports WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood steps from the failed Times Square bomb attack with NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism Richard Daddario.

“Just a few months ago in Times Square, we all experienced what would happen if we had a bomb detonate in this city,” Gillibrand said.

The senator said that even more frightening than the Times Square plot would be a dirty bomb, which contains radioactive material. Gillibrand said the New York metropolitan area is receiving $18.5 million in Homeland Security funds to help install monitors that would detect radioactive materials.

“It’s the resources we need to deploy monitors around the city, so no dirty bomb can enter the city,” Gillibrand said.

The legislation was co-sponsored by Long Island Congressman Peter King.

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  • Bilal Mohamed

    Such a big waste of money. The money would be better spent to create jobs for the unemployed.

  • Dgdtsdg

    Jim if you’re unhappy with the government, leave the country!

  • Louis DeFeo

    I don’t care who is in charge. You people are radical. I just don’t want a bomb where I live.

  • Ian

    Oh, I forgot to mention…. he is the same pig who threatened a guy in California because the guy wanted a candidate, Whitman, to answer a question. Republican fat pig.

  • Ian

    Is it ok to include a fat pig of a NJ Governor in this? Didn’t he rant and rave over losing a grant because his people can’t fill out a form. He claimed no one in his administration would be disciplined. It was the feds fault. Ask how the education commissioner got fired 2 days later.

  • Kev

    Jim, I agree. Governemnt … by the people, for the government!

  • jim

    this is what happens when a socialist mayor supports a marxist socialist president thats why the grant was given

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