Japan http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Quinn Promotes Illinois Business In Japan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-promotes-illinois-business-japan <p>Governor Pat Quinn&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">departs today for the annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference, where he will speak with Japanese business leaders. The governor says he's confident he can drum up support for Illinois business, despite the relatively poor condition of Illinois' economy.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The most recent numbers, from last month, say 9.2 percent of&nbsp;Illinoisans&nbsp;who are looking for work can’t find it. That’s the second-worst unemployment rate in the U.S., behind only Nevada.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:47:00 +0000 The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 29712 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn Promotes Illinois Business In Japan Officials: no reason for concern in Ill. over radiation from Japan http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officials-no-reason-concern-ill-over-radiation-japan <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?oe=UTF-8&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.00049fc9ffc1962f0a02e&amp;ll=39.791655,-87.583008&amp;spn=5.908343,9.338379&amp;z=6&amp;ecpose=39.79165503,-87.58300776,685559.68,0,0,0&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?oe=UTF-8&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.00049fc9ffc1962f0a02e&amp;ll=39.791655,-87.583008&amp;spn=5.908343,9.338379&amp;z=6&amp;ecpose=39.79165503,-87.58300776,685559.68,0,0,0&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">Locations of found radiation from Japan in IL</a> in a larger map</small></p><p><em><small>The map above depicts the locations highlighted in the following story where trace amounts of radiation from Japan have been found in Illinois - Will County and Springfield, Ill.</small></em></p><p><em>Reporting from Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Sean Crawford used in this report.</em></p><p>Trace amounts of radiation from Japan have shown up in Illinois. But state officials say there&#39;s no reason for concern.</p><p>Minute levels of radioactive materials have been detected in both northern and central Illinois.&nbsp; The state&#39;s <a href="http://www.state.il.us/iema/">Emergency Management Agency</a> says radioactive iodine was found in grass clippings in Will County and in an air sample collected at a lab in Springfield.</p><p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:53:41 +0000 Illinois Public Radio & Kelsey Proud 844 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Callaway is prepared for "worst case" disasters, says Ameren http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/callaway-prepared-worst-case-disasters-says-ameren <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;t=h&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=202467898422525235363.00049ec899d422f1429e6&amp;ll=38.763922,-91.779184&amp;spn=0.023424,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;t=h&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=202467898422525235363.00049ec899d422f1429e6&amp;ll=38.763922,-91.779184&amp;spn=0.023424,0.036478&amp;z=14&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">Callaway nuclear power plant</a> in a larger map</small></p><p>Missouri&rsquo;s sole nuclear power plant was built to handle &ldquo;worst case&rdquo; natural disasters.</p><p>That&rsquo;s what <a href="http://www.ameren.com/Pages/Home.aspx">Ameren</a> officials told reporters Friday morning, at a press conference called in response to the nuclear crisis in Japan.</p><p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:48:08 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 761 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. should re-evaluate nuclear energy risks, McCaskill says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-should-re-evaluate-nuclear-energy-risks-mccaskill-says <p>In the wake of the nuclear reactor crisis in Japan, Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says the United States should re-evaluate the risks of nuclear energy and make smart decisions going forward.</p><p>Workers in Japan are trying to prevent a nuclear meltdown by cooling overheating reactors damaged by Friday&#39;s earthquake and tsunami.</p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:57:47 +0000 Julie Bierach 732 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. should re-evaluate nuclear energy risks, McCaskill says