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Terror Plot Prompts Security Changes at Salt Lake Int'l

Terror Plot Prompts Security Changes at Salt Lake Int'l

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Marc Giauque, KSL NewsradioThe unveiling of a terror plot at New York's JFK International Airport is prompting some security changes at the Salt Lake International Airport. Authorities say terrorists in New York were planning to blow up a fuel supply pipeline

Like at many airports, operations people at the Salt Lake airport say a pipeline from a nearby refinery supplies storage tanks here; larger planes are fueled at the gate through other pipelines.

But Airport Operations Director Randall Berg says unlike JFK, the system here is simpler and perhaps easier to protect. Still they've made changes since the weekend. Berg says, "We put increased awareness in place, we contacted all of our suppliers, our airport police is doing additional patrols."

Berg says it was no revelation to them to learn that fuel supplies might be vulnerable to a terrorist act. He says protecting that has long been part of their security plan.

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