Thieves Hijack Truck Carrying Radioactive “Dirty Bomb” Ingredients in Mexico

December 4, 2013 by  
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A truck carrying dangerous radioactive materials that could be used to assemble a “ dirty bomb ” was just stolen in Mexico, according to an announcement released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) early this morning. The truck was hijacked in Tepojaco near Mexico City as it was transporting a cobalt-60 teletherapy source from a Tijuana hospital to a radioactive waste storage center. Authorities say that the materials could be “extremely dangerous” if damaged or removed from their protective shielding. Read the rest of Thieves Hijack Truck Carrying Radioactive “Dirty Bomb” Ingredients in Mexico Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: armed hijacking , cobalt 60 , colbalt-60 teletherapy source , International Atomic Energy Agency , mexico , mexico city , radioactive materials , Radioactive waste , tepojaco , tijuana , U.S. Department of Homeland Security        

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