Minneapolis St. Paul Airport not yet in line for full body scanners


The Transportation Safety Administration wants to install full body scanners at security checkpoints in 11 U.S. airports in its initial rollout of the technology.

Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport is not on the list, a TSA spokeswoman said this morning. The list includes:

  • Boston Logan International (BOS)
  • Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FFL)
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG)
  • Mineta San José International (SJC)
  • Los Angeles International (LAX)
  • Port Columbus International (CMH)
  • Oakland International (OAK)
  • San Diego International (SAN)
  • Kansas City International (MCI)
  • Charlotte Douglas International (CLT)

Spokeswoman Kerry Harmon said the agency intends to deploy 450 of the scanners by the end of this year, and MSP may yet be added to the TSA list. She didn't have additional information on possiblerollout dates.

MSP spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski said this morning it was still her understanding that TSA has tagged the Twin Cities airport as a likely candidate for the controversial scanners.

The Obama administration has set a goal of getting 1,000 of the scanners into 75 percent of the country's largest airports. More from Politico:

The Transportation Security Administration bought 150 of the advanced imaging technology machines in September with $25 million in stimulus cash. Politico reported last month that it took the Department of Homeland Security seven months just to place the order -- and it still hasn't released a list or developed a complete plan for where to send them. Major airports still without the scanners, even after this new deployment, include all three of New York City's hubs -- Newark, LaGuardia and JFK.