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TSA Admits Bungling of Airport Body-Scanner Radiation Tests

Posted on Apr 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

  http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/03/tsa-radiation-test-bungling/#   The Transportation Security Administration is re-analyzing the radiation levels of X-ray body scanners installed in airports nationwide, after testing produced dramatically higher-than-expected results. The TSA, which has deployed at least 500 body scanners to at least 78 airports, said Tuesday the machines meet all safety standards and would remain in operation despite a “calculation error” in safety studies. The flawed results showed radiation levels 10 times higher than expected. At least one flier group, the...

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