TSA to make Full-body scans mandatory: Terrorism deterrent

By Peter Chubb - Mar 17, 2010

Full-body scan trials have been taking place at a number of U.S. airports before passengers board plans – this is something that will become a mandatory part of the screening process very soon, according to the TSA. It is hoped that this will become a deterrent against terrorism.

One of the first airports to use this technology was O’Hare International Airport, there is only one there at the moment but more will be made available by the end of the year, this is according to federal and city officials. One of the biggest fears for plane travel is suicide bombers, this is just one of a number of steps to help deter them.

Each scanner costs between $130,000 and $170,000 each, and the Transportation Security Administration has announced that hundreds of these machines will be sent to all major airports in the U.S.

21 airports are already using these new full-body scanners, which produce a low-dose X-ray to penetrate clothing to see if a passenger is concealing a weapon, explosive or any other item considered dangerous.

For more details visit the Montreal Gazette

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  • Simplyno

    So a person actually bent on destroying a plane will hide stuff in a body cavity, sew plastique into the lining of clothing with metallic component that looks "normal" under this new scanning technology. Passengers are penalized, people actually bent on destroying a plane get a false sense of secuirty. Lovely.

  • Jose

    this is bondage wtf! I refuse to be scanned this is fucking tyranny we are meant to relive 1775 because we cower in the face of tyranny, wake up people get mad, tell people get this information out.