02/27/2013 10:57 am ET

No Reopening Date Yet for Statue of Liberty And Ellis Island

BATTERY PARK — Without a security plan in place for visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said Tuesday that he couldn’t say when the iconic sites, shuttered in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, will be able to reopen.

The announcement came a day after reports that the National Park Service plans to take down the much-maligned security tents in Battery Park used to screen travelers before they board the ferry to the attractions, and move the security screening to Ellis Island instead.

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