New fears after claim government is covering up ‘clusters’ of disease among airport workers


In 2010 EPIC filed a lawsuit to suspend the use of scanners at U.S. airports pending an independent review.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has gone on the attack against the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security after securing a selection of government emails in a Freedom of Information request.

Executive director Marc Rotenberg told media that documents show that the government ‘has not been forthcoming with the public about the true extent of radiation risk with the airport body scanners.’

He claimed union representatives at Boston’s Logan airport have already discovered a ‘cluster’ of cancer cases among TSA workers there.

He said the Department appears to have just ‘dismissed’ the concerns.

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