Department of Agriculture Scanner

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  1. KenR

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    I recently returned from Peru and after clearing customs had to put all my luggage and carry-on stuff through a Department of Agriculture Scanner at Miami Int. Airport. I was in such a hurry to make my connecting flight that I didn't think about this until they closed the cabin door on the next leg home. What kind of scanner is this? Is my film toast? Somehow I think the little sniffer beagles are more film friendly.
     
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    You had to put your carryon through the scanner??? That's not normal, at least not here in Puerto Rico. We always have to put our checked baggage through the USDA scanner, but never the carryons. Consequently, I've never had to put film through the APHIS machines.
     
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    USDA Scanning

    Unfortunately, when you're really late for your connecting flight, you don't have time to argue about whether or not you should put all of your stuff through this other scanner. But what are they scanning? All of the luggage in the hold is scanned with a CT and the carry-ons go through the fluoroscope at security. This seems to replace the sniffer beagles looking for food products.
    So far, the first run of Tmax100 looks fine, no banding or fogging.
     
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    I had to put my carry on through an Agriculture scanner when leaving Hawaii a couple of weeks ago. No probelm with my film.

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    I too had to do this, as did Firephoto, when we were coming home from Iceland. No problems what so ever.