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Maine Air Force land sold to investor
The buildings once held the Air Force's Over-the-Horizon-Backscatter radar system, developed in the 1970s and shut down in the 1990s. The equipment scanned from Greenland to Cuba for approaching Soviet missiles and planes.

Frequent Flyer Dan Poynter Discusses Airport Scanners, Which Ones are Dangerous?
The European Commission announced that it will ban the controversial "backscatter" X-ray machines," which emit ionized radiation, from all airports in the European Union's 27 member nations "in order not to risk jeopardizing citizens' health and safety
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