TSA: X-rays Do Detect Explosives

TSA counters DHS report which said X-rays not effective in detecting gel explosives in shoes

But, he said, "with a million and a half to 2 million passengers every day, it is not practical to think that we are going to take every bottle and scan it through these liquid scanners."

The agency wants to make better use of a limited resource - airport screeners, whose numbers have been capped by Congress at 45,000. The TSA handles security for 450 commercial airports.

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