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. Continue reading
This certainly isn’t the first time this has happened in Mexico, and certainly won’t be the last.
See the following articles for further information on other previous incidents:
THE MEXICAN government has placed nine states on high alert after radioactive material capable of creating a dirty bomb was stolen near the nation’s second largest city.
The Iridium 192, a potentially highly unstable material used in radiography equipment, was stolen on the outskirts of tourist hotspot Guadalajara.
Luis Felipe Puente, head of national emergency services, placed nine states on high alert after the material disappeared just half a day’s drive from the Texan border. Continue reading
Five Mexican states were put on alert Sunday after a truck carrying a container of potentially dangerous radioactive material was stolen, the interior ministry said.
The National Coordination of Civil Protection issued the warning after a company in the central state of Queretaro reported that a pick-up truck carrying radioactive iridium-192 had been stolen. Continue reading