Nuclear

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (L) speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry during the announcement of an agreement on Iran nuclear talks at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne) on April 2, 2015. European powers and Iran on April 2 hailed a breakthrough in talks on reaching a deal to curtail Tehran's nuclear programme. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

In Illinois, Reaction To Iran Nuke Deal Falls Along Party Lines

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is blasting a preliminary nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and other world powers saying Iran will be allowed to “keep vast capabilities to make nuclear weapons.” […]

04/02/2015

FBI

Man Charged With Sending ‘Bin Laden’ Letters About Fictitious Bombs

Federal authorities say a Chicago man sent letters to 16 states that purported to be from Osama bin Laden, and that claimed that al-Qaeda had planted bombs around the country.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

Nuclear Radiation

Official: Get Educated About Nuclear Emergencies

A suburban emergency response official says a conference she recently attended made it clear to her we all need to be better educated about possible nuclear radiation emergencies.

WBBM Newsradio–03/29/2011

The Braidwood nuclear power plant (CBS)

Quinn: Japan Crisis A ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Nuke Plants In Illinois

The Illinois governor expresses concern that his state’s nuclear power plants may need a greater degree of oversight, given the impact of a natural disaster on Japanese reactors.

03/17/2011

O'Hare International Airport

Radiation From Japan Detected At O’Hare Airport

Federal officials say flights from Japan have been screened as a precaution but no passengers have been contaminated.

03/17/2011

A "HELP" sign is written on the ground of Ohara Primary School near a sea coast covered with the rubble in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011, three days after a massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami hit Japan's east coast. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Expert: Japan Nuclear Exposure Unlikely In United States

A nuclear engineer at Argonne National Laboratory says even though there is a potential for more radioactive release in Japan – the United States is not at risk.

03/15/2011