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O’Hare Airport in Chicago is getting full body scanners, planned before the attempted Christmas day attack.
“It’s an invasion,” said ACLU Spokesman Ed Yonka. “It’s very expensive and is a diversion of resources because someone dropped the ball on a trip from a legitimate person overseas.”
Six of the machines, which are made by L-3 Communications Holdings Inc., are being used for what Transportation Security Administration calls “primary screenings” at six U.S. airports: Albuquerque, N.M.; Las Vegas; Miami; San Francisco; Salt Lake City; and Tulsa, Okla.
This means passengers go through the scans instead of a metal detector, although they can elect to receive a pat-down search from a security officer instead.
The remainder of the machines are being used at 13 U.S. airports for secondary screening of passengers who set off a metal detector: Atlanta; Baltimore/Washington; Denver; Dallas/Fort Worth; Indianapolis; Jacksonville and Tampa, Fla.; Los Angeles; Phoenix; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; Ronald Reagan Washington National; and Detroit. Travelers can opt for a pat-down instead in those instances as well. WelcomeClick here for reuse options!
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