2012-01-26 / Maine

Bangor airport gets full-body scanner

BANGOR (AP) — Bangor International Airport is the latest airport in Maine to get full-body scanners.

The Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday unveiled and demonstrated the advanced imaging technology scanner at the airport.

Assistant airport director Tony Caruso Jr. told the Bangor Daily News that passengers’ comments have been almost universally positive since the $ 130,000 machine was put into limited use late last week.

The 4-foot-wide, 9-foot-tall scanner uses electromagnetic waves to detect explosives and other threats. They are designed so there are no privacy issues related to body types or images that are considered too graphic.

The TSA on Monday demonstrated three of the scanners that have been put into use at the Portland International Jetport.

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