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"Border officials wasted $69 million of taxpayer money after they
bought more steel than they needed to build the fence along United
States and Mexico border, according to a report by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security. Customs and Border Protection completed
nearly 299 miles of fencing at a cost of $1.2 billion after The Secure
Fence Act of 2006 required the agency to put up a fence in areas along
the southwest border in California, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona,
according to the report released on Monday. The work was done beginning
in 2006 and through the time of the federal audit, which ended in April,
the report said. However, the same report states that the agency purchased 27,557 tons –
about $44 million worth – of extra steel it didn't need. The agency also
incurred millions of dollars in extra storage costs because it failed
to move the remaining steel to a government facility for more than two
years after the original storage contract expired, the report said." - Cindy Carcamo, Orange County Register, Dec. 6, 2011.