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"That incident is a stark reminder that we are not doing enough to keep our cargo-container system secure," said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. "This appears to have been a case of human smuggling, but that cargo container could have been filled with anything from a dirty bomb to a cell of terrorists."

Murray is a co-sponsor of the GreenLane Maritime Security Act, which would offer incentives to companies complying with stricter security standards. The bill was discussed at Wednesday's hearing.

- Seattle Times - April 6, 2006