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Police block Mexico hospital,
6 may have radiation

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Drive, 12/6/2013 2:28:54 PM

PACHUCA, Mexico — Federal police blocked access Friday to a central Mexico hospital where six people were reported to have been admitted with radiation exposure. An official familiar with the case confirmed Mexican media reports that the six have been admitted to the general hospital in the city of Pachuca and may have been exposed to a stolen source of cobalt-60. The official, who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak to the media, said only one person was dizzy and vomiting, which are symptoms of radiation poisoning.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/6/2013 2:31:27 PM     (No. 9643292)

Those hijackers, after a truck in a service station, had no idea what they were getting themselves into...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/6/2013 2:44:45 PM     (No. 9643304)

Hahaha....good. Sorry, but I detest thieves.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jdmii, 12/6/2013 3:12:27 PM     (No. 9643343)

Darwin at work again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/6/2013 3:16:48 PM     (No. 9643356)

Hope the radiation sterilized them and they can no longer breed.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mossley, 12/6/2013 3:21:30 PM     (No. 9643364)

#4, considering what they were exposed to, the medical staff is most likely just waiting for the thieves´ bodies to fall apart. Breeding isn´t going to be an issue.

I have a hard time working up sympathy for thieves who steal radioactive material and are then stupid enough to open the sealed containers that are covered in warnings. I do hope no one innocent got exposed to radiation due to these morons, though.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/6/2013 3:31:10 PM     (No. 9643373)

Cobalt 60 would make a most excellent ´dirty bomb´. But....not to worry. Our open borders policy will help get Communists elected and that is what matters. A few thousand dead is a small price to pay in the struggle for ´equality´ and ´fairness´.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mindyourbubble, 12/6/2013 3:40:12 PM     (No. 9643380)

I worked for a major international company who manufactured or I should say used a highly shielded (steel and lead) device known as a "PIG". It looks like a giant pistol ammo revolver with a series of motorized push-rods used to transfer and remove the Co60 ingots. Co60 Ingot pigs were transported and used to transfer new ingots for the old ingots in a radiation therapy units.
A service technician, while transferring, accidently dropped an ingot on the floor.
He "violated" the radiation shields and bare handedly heroically placed the ingot in the PIG.
The point, he burnt his hand and arm and he died with in a couple of weeks.
If these thieves had contact with the ingots they are goners.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/6/2013 3:51:26 PM     (No. 9643392)

#7, thanks for that information. Yow.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/6/2013 4:33:30 PM     (No. 9643433)

Dying this way is particularly nasty.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/6/2013 4:56:31 PM     (No. 9643472)

Fox News has reported that they are apparently OK and have been released from hospital. No radiation.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/6/2013 5:16:50 PM     (No. 9643493)

If the Mexican government sneaks those radiated Mexicans across the borderline with their kids, who according to Obama would be potential DREAMERS, Obama would never send them back, and they would all end up on Obama Care eligible for big government subsidies or on Medicaid where they would receive "free" healthcare better then anything they would receive in Mexico.

If Russian diplomats can easily defraud the Medicaid system, it´s only fair to allow radiated Mexicans to do the same.

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