“More than one in four reports — randomly selected from thousands of reports over two years and covering 15 airports — included gross errors about radiation emissions,” she continued. “That is completely unacceptable when it comes to monitoring radiation."
TSA Administrator John Pistole defended the scanner technology in a statement of his own Friday, though he did not make mention of the inaccuracies that angered Collins.
"Independent third-party testing has confirmed that all TSA technology is safe," Pistole said in a statement. "TSA takes significant steps to ensure the safety and health of passengers and our workforce as we work to protect our nation from terrorist threats."
Inaccurate TSA radiation data ‘unacceptable,’ senator says
By Keith Laing - 03/11/11 10:24 PM EST