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April 13th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Amtrak: Dog's nose knows explosives

(CNN) – The transportation industry's security screening procedures have been under intense scrutiny recently by the federal government.

Amtrak, however, believes it is using something both effective and affordable. In our CNN security watch, Jeanne Meserve takes a look at Amtrak's army of specialists, highly trained to sniff out dangerous explosives.


Filed under: Tech • Transportation
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  1. peter

    excellent idea. train a few thousand and send them off to war.

    April 14, 2010 at 7:16 am |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    Attack dogs, bomb and drug sniffing dogs and squads of officers each armed with machine guns.

    Welcome to the nightmare brought to America by the Republican lawmakers fanning the flames of fear and death across America.

    The chances of a law abiding American citizen being accidentally attacked by one of the Attack Dogs, or accidentally shot by one of the officers is much higher than a non-existent terrorist from the Middle East trying to disrupt one Amtrak out of 3,000 Amtrak departures that same day.

    April 13, 2010 at 5:56 pm |