Body scanners unveiled at JFK Airport; Homeland Security Sect. Janet Napolitano doesn’t volunteer

Airline passengers might want to consider a trip to the gym before heading to the airport now that high-tech body scanners have been unveiled at Kennedy Airport.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday hailed them as an important breakthrough for airport security and the fight against terrorism.

Yet when it came to testing the devices – which produce chalky, naked X-ray images of passengers – she turned the floor over to some brave volunteers.

“These machines represent an important way to stay ahead of the ever-evolving threat that faces the aviation industry,” Napolitano said.

About 300 of the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines are operational already at 62 airports across the country, and 450 will be in place by the end of the year, officials said.

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1 Comment

  1. katie pie

    November 1, 2010 at 4:05 am

    In truth, immediately i did understand it. But after re-reading I think i understand

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