Controversial body scanning machines debut at Newark airport

Air travelers passing through Newark Liberty International Airport will soon feel a little more exposed.Beginning today, the Transportation Security Administration will begin using a new

NEWARK - Air travelers passing through Newark Liberty International Airport will soon feel a little more exposed.

Beginning today, the Transportation Security Administration will begin using a new high-tech body scanner at the airport's Terminal B. The machines create a computerized image of a person's body and give screeners the ability to check for weapons.

The controversial scanners debuted at Kennedy Airport last week. There currently are more than 300 of them in use at 65 airports around the country.

Supporters say the scanners enhance efficiency at security checkpoints by allowing passengers to avoid a more rigorous hand-on search. Some travelers criticized the move saying the machines are visually intrusive.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: Nor'easter conditions hit New Jersey
A powerful nor'easter caused some of the New 2 Flood pumps help keep Hoboken mostly dry
Rough surf caused some beach erosion in Ortley 3 Strong nor'easter hits the Jersey Shore
Strong winds caused some utility poles to tip 4 Video: Nor'easter brings concern to Jersey Shore
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 5 New Jersey Weather Forecast

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE