New Screening Technology Unveiled at Tri-State Airport

By: Lauren Denney Email
By: Lauren Denney Email

WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Tri-State Airport is keeping you safer in the skies and giving you more privacy on the ground.

A new screening machine does a more in depth scan to search for different types of weapons, explosives and concealed objects.

The machine also eliminates images of passengers bodies.

It gives either an OK message or a generic image showing where something out of the ordinary is found on the passenger's body.

It's called advanced imaging technology (AIT).

TSA spokesman Kawika Riley says it's all about finding a balance between safety and privacy.

"There's always a balancing act to be made between security and privacy," Riley said. "I think we've struck the right balance with this technology. And that's what passengers are telling us."

The AIT machine is also faster than some other methods of screening and should make getting through security a little quicker.

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