I was so happy when I heard about this a week ago that I almost stopped my exams to blog about it.
The airport scanners that use radiation - ones I have railed against in the pages of this blog site - are getting the boot. Here is a link to just one of those examples.
I would love to say that the complaints and concerns of people like me who value the health of the public and recognize that any amount of radiation is a risk, made this happen. We did not. Instead, the machines have been difficult to maintain, have technical glitches and may be improperly used by some airport employees. Here is a short story about the removal of the machines from NYC airports.
As they go, the reason doesn't matter so much - as long as they go. Unfortunately, some of them are being recommissioned to smaller airports where I suppose the staff have the time to deal with problems.