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TSA looks to disinfect airport bins with ultraviolet lights to prevent COVID-19 spread

Chris Williams at FOX 5 TV in Washington, D.C., reports the Transportation Security Administration wants to add another layer of protection for passengers against COVID-19.  On Tuesday, the agency unveiled new technology that uses ultraviolet lighting to disinfect airport bins at security checkpoints in hopes of preventing the spread of the coronavirus and other viruses.  TSA’s Innovation Task Force is spearheading the effort. Director J. Matt Gilkeson said TSA agents will run the empty bins through the machine after each passenger use. “So the officers just put a bin through the tunnel,” Gilkeson told FOX Television Stations Tuesday. “The…
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