Column: TSA cargo screening raises questions

03/14/2011 | Washington Post, The

A recent report by the Center for Public Integrity found that the Transportation Security Administration has no way of verifying whether air cargo is screened, writes Luke Rosiak in the Washington Post. The Center also noted that there is no approved technology that screens cargo after it is loaded onto a large pallet, which is a common method of transporting air cargo. In response, the TSA said it requires 100% screening of air cargo loaded on to passenger aircraft and that it "continues to work with industry to ensure 100% of cargo is screened on passenger aircraft in the U.S."

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