Truck Carrying ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Radioactive Material Hijacked In Mexico

Oh great. Something else that will easily get across the border and do us harm.
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A truck carrying radioactive waste has been stolen in a small town near Mexico City, Mexico according to the IAEA.

The International Atomic Energy Agency says the truck was carrying cobalt-60, used for radiotherapy treatment to combat cancer. An IAEA statement Wednesday said the truck was stolen Monday while taking the material to a radioactive waste storage center from the northern city of Tijuana.

It says the heist occurred in Tepojaco, a town near Mexico City, and describes the load as `’extremely dangerous” if damaged or removed from its protective shielding.



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