Draft Environmental Assessment of Low Energy X-Ray Systems at U.S. Ports
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is accepting comments through Feb. 17 on a draft programmatic environmental assessment that analyzes the potential environmental impacts due to the deployment of low energy X-ray inspection systems at CBP operational areas. The purpose of deploying and operating LEXRIS is to non-intrusively scan vehicles for the presence of contraband, including weapons of mass destruction, explosives and illicit drugs. CBP asserts that LEXRIS is needed to fill a unique capability to detect objects that are not effectively visualized by other non-intrusive inspection technologies currently in use.