TSA wants to purchase radiation detection devices for its scanners

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  1. Infinite1K
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    Love it. Our tax money at work:rolleyes:
     
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    Aiiiiaaaahhhh!

    So how long have they been operating? How long have people said they should be monitoring them. Wonder if the TSA employees will file a class action against their employers if they find there is more leakage than TSA admitted!
     
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    Does that mean we ff'ers can file a law suit when they realize there could be/is a radiation problem...:confused:
     
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    To the TSO performing my orthopedic shoe secondary screening:

    Are you happy to see me or do you always glow like that ;)
     
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    would be helpful if they included the type of rad detector it is. there are several, and for different types of radiation (alpha, beta, gamma). i would be willing to bet that 99.9999% of all alerts would be a false reading. the random one that would be accurate would probably be due to a hot particle on someone's shoe or jacket that works at a nuke plant or other such place.
     
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    I tripped a radiation detector after getting x-rays taken at the dentist and immediately headed to the airport.

    I was at an airport with US pre-clearance, and the customs area that usually deals with agricultural issues was pretty surprised by how to deal with my form with RAD in red all over it.
     

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