San Francisco International Airport selected for
air cargo screening program
By Angela Hokanson, Bay City News Service
March 31, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BCN) - San Francisco
International Airport is one of three venues chosen by the Department
of Homeland Security to participate in a new air cargo screening
program, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today.
The program is being launched to "develop effective and
efficient protocols and procedures for the screening of air cargo
for explosive devices and other dangerous items,'' according to
San Francisco International Airport officials.
The screening methods developed at the airport have the potential
to become mandatory Transportation Security Administration procedures
for all air cargo shipped from U.S. airports.
"I am pleased that the Department of Homeland Security has
recognized SFO's reputation for being an industry leader in safety
and security and selected this airport as the site of this long
overdue and critical project," Newsom said. "This project
is great news for everyone in the Bay Area.''
The Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory will partner with the airport on the new
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