Mexican Officials Find Stolen Truck Without Radioactive Material
This image released Dec. 4, 2013 by the National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards of Mexico’s Energy Secretary (CNSNS) shows a piece of machinery that is part of the cargo of a stolen truck hauling medical equipment with extremely dangerous radioactive material, in Tepojaco, Hidalgo state, north of Mexico City. (VOA)
Mexican officials found the truck they suspect was stolen with dangerous radioactive medical material tonight. The radioactive material was removed from the truck.
Voice of America reported:
Mexican police have found a truck they suspect was stolen by common thieves and carried a dangerous radioactive medical material the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a “dirty bomb,” a government official said.
The truck was found on Wednesday close to where it was stolen outside Mexico City, said the official, who asked not to be identified in line with policy. He could not confirm whether the cargo was aboard.
The truck was stolen on Monday while it was taking cobalt-60 from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste-storage center, Mexican officials and the U.N. agency said earlier.
More… The material has reportedly been located.