New security plans for new WTC site

August 12, 2008 4:14:13 PM PDT
The new World Trade Center is still years away from completion. Included in the plans are office space, a memorial and plenty of security. Details of the intense security plan are just beginning to emerge. The NYPD is working on several security strategies. They are in the preliminary stages and will be designed to track potential terrorist attacks.

Around the World Trade Center site, a primary security concern is to screen against terrorists who would try to use a truck or car bomb.

Eyewitness News has learned, one possible security measure suggests a program to register trucks and car services that use the site on a daily basis. Others would have to be individually screened.

According to police documents looking into security around the site, appearing in a published report, preliminary discussion suggests a number of security checkpoints, guard stations, and barriers limiting travel through the site.

However, police officials stress this would have no impact on pedestrians and tourists. They would be allowed to freely move throughout the site.

On a larger scale, at four tunnels and three bridges,in an attempt to track and prevent a potential threat, the NYPD is hoping to scan the license plates of all vehicles entering Manhattan.

Also they would check for radiation, which is currently done at various radom sites.

STORY BY: Eyewitness News reporter Tim Fleischer
WEB PRODUCED BY: Scott Curkin ----
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