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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport Body Scanner Ban

Published: December 13, 2011
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Source: CBS

FORT LAUDERDALE – In the wake of most countries in Europe vowing to stop using full-body scanners at airports; the Broward County Commission is looking into banning the scanners from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The ban would be in place until the scanners have scientifically been proven safe for passengers.

The Commission is expected to take up the issue Tuesday and the TSA will have a spokesperson there to argue for the government’s position.

If the Broward Commission bans the body scanners, it would be the first major airport in the United States to approve a ban since Europe banned the system, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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