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Scanning planes for nuclear devices could come to Shannon

Planes leaving Shannon Airport for the US may be scanned for nuclear devices, as part of a plan for pre-clearance of private aircraft flying through the airport to America.

2nd August, 2008

Planes leaving Shannon Airport for the US may be scanned for nuclear devices, as part of a plan for pre-clearance of private aircraft flying through the airport to America.

Government officials are in advanced discussions with their US counterparts about nominating Shannon as a centre where private aircraft could be pre-cleared at the airport to land anywhere in America.

That could result in facilities to scan aircraft for nuclear devices being installed at Shannon. However,...

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