Truck containing lethal radioactive cobalt-6o hijacked in Mexico. Thieves will “without a doubt die”
Well this can’t be good… The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency announced today that a pair of thieves in Mexico have stolen a truck containing highly dangerous atomic materials – just the sort of material that would be used with explosives to construct a radioactive dirty bomb. The lethal substance, cobalt-60, was was being transported in specially-designed sealed secure containers and had been previously used in radiation therapy to treat cancer. The truck was transporting the material from a hospital in Tijuana to a waste center when it was stolen on Monday in the town of Tepojaco, just outside Mexico City.