$246M spent on Sea-Tac security after 9-11

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SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Since 9-11, the federal government and Port of Seattle have spent $246 million on security improvements at Sea-Tac Airport.

The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/oBUNo8 ) $231 million of that went to relocate the baggage-handling system to accommodate electronic scanners that check suitcases for explosives.

Another $10 million paid to expand the security checkpoints for passengers, $5 million went for barriers and security gates and $2 million for a closed circuit TV system.

Sea-Tac Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says the federal government paid about 75 percent of the costs.

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Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com