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TSA Puts Off Safety Study of X-ray Body Scanners

The type of image the TSA's backscatter machines produce.

The type of image a TSA backscatter machine produces.

By Michael Grabell, Propublica

(Story ran at ProPublica Nov. 16 and is republished here under Creative Commons license).

The head of the Transportation Security Administration has backed off a public commitment to conduct a new independent study of X-ray body scanners used at airport security lanes around the country. Read more