TSA Removing Controversial Body Scanners From Airports

Posted on: 12:39 pm, January 18, 2013, by , updated on: 01:38pm, January 18, 2013

Body Scanners

(KTVI) – Controversial body scanners are being removed from all U.S. airports by the Transportation Security Administration, according to a FOX 5 Las Vegas report.

The announcement came after Rapiscan, the company who manufactured the scanners, told TSA officials they would not be able to meet the June 2013 deadline to correct the revealing software.

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The 174 Rapiscan machines that are still in use in U.S. airports will be removed over the next several months.  In addition to exposing passengers to high levels of radiation, interest groups criticized the scanners for being too revealing.

Read more from FOX 5 Las Vegas.