Bomb Proof Cans Not So Bomb Proof?

This morning’s New York Post (alright, yes, I know) has an interesting piece on the trash cans at Grand Central Station in NYC. Apparently, they’re not so bomb-proof after all:

Bomb-smothering trash cans in New York rail hubs don’t work and could even make a terror blast more deadly by shredding you with shrapnel, say two whistleblowers who worked with the maker of the cans.

Wait, didn’t DC just order a bunch of those trash cans for $800,000 or so?

1 Comment so far

  1. Government Employee (unregistered) on August 30th, 2005 @ 4:00 pm

    Blastgard model bomb resistant trash cans failed testing by the MBTA Police in Boston. Despite the fact that Blastgard bomb receptacles blew apart when tested with less than 2 lbs. of explosives, the Blastgard model bomb resistant trash cans are still being purchased by NYC Dept. of Transportation.

    When a government agency has verified first hand that Blastgard bomb receptacles cannot withstand an explosion as advertised, how can they authorize the deployment of more of the same?

    Who will be accountable if a terrorists detonate a bomb or bombs inside blastgard model bomb receptacles and people die because they do not work?

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