$246M spent on Sea-Tac security after 9-11
Monday, September 5, 2011
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.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com