TSA to screen 100% of all cargo from U.S. airports by August

07/2/2010 | CBS News · SeattlePI.com

The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the TSA rule requiring screening of 100% of cargo on commercial jetliners by August. Though TSA currently inspects about 75% of cargo, shipments arriving from abroad are usually shrink-wrapped and exempt from screening, GAO found. TSA responded: "Effective August 1, 2010, 100 percent of all cargo transported on passenger aircraft from U.S. airports will be required to be screened; to develop a contingency plan that suggests otherwise is unnecessary."

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