New York is launching a program to monitor all public places for radioactive materials.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is offering $1,000 cash rewards for anyone who can identify a public place that has a radioactive material, including buildings, schools and playgrounds.
The department said it will issue a call to action to inform residents and visitors of any areas that are potentially radioactive.
The move comes amid concerns about the spread of the deadly coronavirus, which has killed more than 2,400 people across the U.S. and killed more Americans this year than the entire war in Iraq combined.
A government agency is also offering $2,500 to anyone who reports a public area with a radioactive element, including any open air spaces, public parks and open areas.