Documents show TSA intends to deploy body scanners at Rail, Bus, Ferry terminals

Sept. 07, 2012

Yet more documents uncovered under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that in the year prior to rolling out radiation body scanners in airports, the TSA was drawing up long term plans to deploy the machines at "ferry terminals, railway, and mass transit stations" as well as unspecified "other locations."

The documents, dating from 2008 were released to engineer Jon Corbett who made headlines last year by infamously posted a video of himself demonstrating how the body scanners can easily be bypassed.

"You can expect [the scanners] at train stations, bus stations, subways, highways, cruise ships, and anywhere that "transportation" happens (i.e., everywhere)." Corbett writes. "And, where the body scanners go, so does the groping, since the body scanners have at least a 40% false positive rate which needs to be resolved by blue-gloved gestapo," he adds.

The documents also detail the fact that the TSA refused to conduct any form of study on what effect the radiation firing scanners would have on the environments they are placed into.

Indeed, the DHS specifically issued an order "exempting" the scanners from environmental review. Prison Planet

HIGHLIGHTS

Scrutiny over radiation exposure was heightened last year following apparent efforts by the TSA to cover-up a "cluster" of cancer cases amongst scanner operators at Boston-Logan airport. According to FOIA documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), when Union representatives in Boston discovered a "cancer cluster" amongst TSA workers linked with radiation from the body scanners, the TSA sought to downplay the matter and refused to issue employees with dosimeters to measure levels of exposure. infowars.com

The documents indicated how, "A large number of workers have been falling victim to cancer, strokes and heart disease." americanthinker.com

In addition, further documents obtained by EPIC show how the TSA "publicly mischaracterized" findings of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in stating that the agency had positively confirmed the safety of full body scanners in tests. informationliberation.com

Meanwhile, previous EPIC FOIA work also produced records showing that the DHS is actively moving to install radiation firing scanners in all manner of public places. infowars.com

The technologies include "intelligent video," backscatter x-ray, Millimeter Wave Radar, and Terahertz Wave, and could be deployed at subway platforms, sidewalks, sports arenas, and shopping malls. infowars.com

EPIC filed a specific lawsuit against the DHS for attempting to keep the program secret. 

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