NYC Police to Board Ships for Possible Radioactive Material –

New York City police, the U.S. Coast Guard and other government agencies will stop and board some ships near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge today as part of an exercise to monitor boats for possible radioactive material.

About 17 vessels from agencies in New York and New Jersey will take part in the exercise, which is part of “Securing the Cities,” a Homeland Security Department-funded program started in 2006 to find ways to prevent a nuclear device or so-called dirty bomb from entering the New York City area.