“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."