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Hospitals Prepare for NATO Attack, Perform Dirty Bomb Response Drills (Chicago)
Suburban hospitals are preparing for a worst-case scenario during next month’s NATO summit, in a FOX Chicago News exclusive. (snip)
Dr. Temple said Wednesday’s dirty bomb scenario had been worked out in conjunction with the Secret Service and the federal Dept of Homeland Security.
U.S. authorities are preparing in the days ahead to deploy black-suited federal agents in and around federal buildings downtown.
They’ll set up checkpoints at entrances to the area and at individual buildings. From there to Evanston Hospital, where a young intern tried on a protective hood this evening, the watchword is be prepared.
If something does happen, God forbid, we’ll be ready to do something about it, Dr. Michael George said.
While the feds said there is no specific, credible threat of an attack inside the United States, they did warn Thursday that a so-called “lone wolf” terrorist might try to mark the first anniversary of the killing of Osama Bin Laden next week. That anniversary comes on May 2.
They’re afraid that a rogue terroritst might take advantage of the cesium found in old nuclear plant waste leftover from the Cold War and use it in a suitcase bomb, or a dirty bomb like it.