Radioactive material reported stolen in northern Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The theft of an unknown amount of radioactive material has prompted an alert in five Mexican states, the head of national emergency services said on Wednesday.

The alert and search for the stolen material covers the northern states of Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas and Coahuila, according to a post on Luis Felipe Puente’s Twitter account.

Stolen or lost radioactive material has on several occasions been reported in Mexico, most recently in April.

Full article: Radioactive material reported stolen in northern Mexico (Reuters)

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