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Starting next year, this 10-member team could be called on to search for evidence left behind by international terrorists in water contaminated by chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear waste.

“There have been enough scenarios recently,” says team member Supervisory Special Agent James Tullbane, citing the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, which began when terrorists entered the port city by boat.

“If you look at Mumbai and you look at various international incidents that occurred where there’s attacks on American civilians or attacks on American interests where water has been involved, … we determined that we really do need to expand our capabilities.”

Source: Kim Segal and John Zarrella for CNN.

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