U.N.: Nuclear 'Dirty Bomb' Materials Stolen in Mexico


Mexican authorities scramble after thieves hijack a large amount of cobalt-60.


'Extremely dangerous' radioactive theft in Mexico: UN atomic agency (via AFP)

Thieves in Mexico have stolen a truck carrying "extremely dangerous" radioactive material used in medical treatment, the UN atomic watchdog said Wednesday. The vehicle was transporting a "teletherapy source" containing cobalt-60 from a hospital in the…


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