Securing America: Postal Service Bio-Terror Program [VIDEO]

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The U.S. Postal Service has a game plan for combating a potential bio-terror attack. But, that could now be in jeopardy due to financial problems.

FOX's Rick Leventhal reports from Philadelphia as part of our ongoing series on national security:

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Securing America.

If there was a bio-terrorism attack in a major city and you needed to deliver antibiotics to every resident fast, who better than the U.S. Postal Service, with the equipment, the knowledge and the volunteers. Fifteen-hundred letter carriers trained and fitted with protective gear, part of the postal plan initiative; ready to distribute medicine to every resident of Philadelphia and four other cities within 48 hours of an attack. But the program is almost out of money. The USPS and the Department of Health and Human Services have asked Congress for $5 million dollars for the next three years. Without it, the program can't expand and may not survive.

In Philadelphia, Rick Leventhal, FOX News Radio.

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