Radioactive ‘dirty bomb’ ingredients stolen in Mexico

Radioactive ‘dirty bomb’ ingredients stolen in Mexico

The UN’s atomic energy watchdog today  announced that a truck carrying dangerous radioactive material has been stolen in Mexico, adding that the material could be used to produce a dirty bomb. As  AFP reports , the truck was carrying the material from a hospital in Tijuana to a waste center before it was stolen near Mexico City. Suspects have yet to be named, though Mexican authorities have alerted the public and are currently investigating. The cobalt-60 material onboard was used for medical purposes, and was properly sealed at the time of the robbery, the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement Wednesday

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