Transcript for 9/11 Terrorist Threats: Are Hospitals Vulnerable?
This frightening 9/11 report. On this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a new report out raising concerns about our vulnerable to potential terrorists. But not at the airports or along the... See More
This frightening 9/11 report. On this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a new report out raising concerns about our vulnerable to potential terrorists. But not at the airports or along the borders. But inside our hospitals. Pierre thomas is here with this new warning. Reporter: Good morning, josh. Authorities have identified no specific plots on this anniversary 9/11, many threats remain, including the potential for radicals to get access to radioactive materials. That's why this new report is so alarming. This report says this 9/11, some hospitals have been lax in securing dangerous materials that the terrorists could use to make a radiological or dirty bomb. The goa has warned before, about hospitals that use radioactive materials to treat cancer patients. We realize how important this material is, it has to be secured. Reporter: The report identifies 1,500 hospitals as having high-risk sources. At one facility, a device containing potentially lethal cicum, was in a door with a combination lock. And the lock was written on the wall. At a third facility, at least 500 people had unescorted access to radiologic material. The nuclear commission challenged the report that overall security at hospitals is lax. The agency said since 9/11, the government has helped medical facilities to develop layers of security for such dangerous materials.
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