State and federal officials Wednesday conducted what’s being described
as the largest Homeland Security inspection operation ever to take place in Tennessee – or any other state, for that matter.
Called “Operation STOP,” it focused on hazmat and container cargo loads
at 17 checkpoints on Interstate 81 At some checkpoints, all heavy trucks were
Inspectors used radiation detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs to check
hundreds of hazmat and container loads, but found nothing unusual.