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Atlantic City Airport adds full-body scanner

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
In this Nov. 27, 2010 photo, a group of people walk to a shuttle bus after arriving at Atlantic City International Airport in Atlantic City, N.J. After years of recession, heres some more good news for Atlantic City: More people are headed to the nations second-largest gambling market by airplane or to attend conventions. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

In this Nov. 27, 2010 photo, a group of people walk to a shuttle bus after arriving at Atlantic City International Airport in Atlantic City, N.J. After years of recession, here's some more good news for Atlantic City: More people are headed to the nation's second-largest gambling market by airplane or to attend conventions. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Officials say travelers can expect a quicker security screening at Atlantic City International Airport.

The airport on Tuesday started using a full-body scanner instead of metal detectors. A second scanner will be installed in several months.

The scanner can alert Transportation Security Administration employees to explosives and nonmetal weapons. It shows a non-gender outline of a person and illuminates potential security problem areas in yellow.

Atlantic City airport redesigned the screening area to accommodate the new scanner.

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