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Radioactive material stolen
in Mexico: officials

Agence France- Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:mitzi, 7/4/2014 3:20:10 PM

Mexico City - The Mexican government warned Friday that a vehicle containing radioactive material has been stolen, and issued a dire warning to the thieves against taking the potentially deadly material from its protective container. Federal civil defense officials said the vehicle had been transporting deadly iridium-192, a radioactive substance used in making some industrial products. The substance "can be dangerous for human health if removed from its container," the officials said in a statement, adding that the material can be lethal even if handled for only a brief time. The theft in Mexico state prompted officials to issue an

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Any guesses where it´s headed?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: susieq1, 7/4/2014 4:03:50 PM     (No. 9911181)

Vehicle description and tag information, please.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 7/4/2014 4:19:31 PM     (No. 9911196)

Didn´t this same thing happen not to long ago in Mexico but the van was recovered quickly?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/4/2014 4:22:38 PM     (No. 9911205)

#2, yes and I think at least one person became seriously ill from coming in contact with the substance and I think he may have died.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: thewarden, 7/4/2014 4:31:50 PM     (No. 9911214)

How convenient. Here in the San Diego area, the Border Patrol says 70% of their resources are being wasted on the false illegal alien surge--and they say our borders are unprotected (well, more than normal). Never let a crisis go to waste, right Barry? Be afraid.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 7/4/2014 5:38:03 PM     (No. 9911262)

Somebody call Harry Bosch....

This is almost straight out of a Michael Connelly book. (The Overlook)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 7/4/2014 7:47:22 PM     (No. 9911366)

life imitates art, 5. again...

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