Hoover Dam Becomes Target For Terrorists

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Hoover Dam Becomes Target For Terrorists

Officials Tighten Security; Tourists Must Do Without Personal Belongings

LAS VEGAS, 1:40 p.m. PDT April 17, 2001 -- One of the country's major power suppliers, Hoover Dam in Las Vegas, has become a major target for terrorists, CBS 2 News reported.

Officials at the dam are tightening security for visitors. According to CBS 2 News, tourists will not be allowed to take bags, purses, cases, backpacks or fanny packs inside the visitor center.

Strollers and wheelchairs are subject to search, and tourists will also soon have to go through X-ray machines upon entrance.

More than half the power generated at the Hoover Dam comes to California.


-- Martin Thompson (mthom1927@aol.com), April 18, 2001

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