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.


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.


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.