ARLINGTON, Va. (WJZ) — In an effort to keep Transportation Security Administration officers and travelers safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency is testing a new cleaning option.

Devices are being used to hit airport checkpoint bins with UV-C lighting, which is known to kill the virus.

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Right now, they’re being used at two checkpoints at Reagan National Airport.

If it works well, the devices will be rolled out to other airports.

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CBS Baltimore Staff