Anthrax found on federal reserve mail

US - The Federal Reserve reported today that about 20 pieces of mail tested positive for traces of anthrax in an initial screening.

The tainted mail was discovered as part of routine mail testing by the Fed in a mobile trailer stationed in a courtyard at the Federal Reserve's main buildings in downtown Washington. The test results were preliminary.

The mail did not contain powder like substances or handwritten addresses. Such preliminary tests often are inaccurate and further tests are being