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Mexican truck with radioactive load stolen
#11
Awesome. I hate thieves.
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#12
"nuclear waste facility" ... Now that's some scary shit
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#13
Even first-respoders are at risk from mere contact with these 6 people. A previous article said how hard the "capsule" would be to open. So you think they used a machine shop or a boulder? Bet that stuff is everywhere.
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(12-06-2013, 04:42 PM)Woooosh Wrote: Even first-responders are at risk from mere contact with these 6 people. A previous article said how hard the "capsule" would be to open. So you think they used a machine shop or a boulder? Bet that stuff is everywhere.

Coming in contact with the people is not dangerous. Cobalt-60 emits ionizing radiation, Gamma rays, which destroy the cell structure. It does not leave the person radioactive. Cobalt-60 is what is used to irradiate certain foods because it kills bacteria, but does not leave the food radioactive. Gamma rays are like very high energy x-rays.
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#15
Which one casued Robert Bruce Banner to turn into The Hulk?
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(12-06-2013, 04:54 PM)Woooosh Wrote: Which one casued Robert Bruce Banner to turn into The Hulk?

The Hulk? Probably too many potato chips. Rolleyes
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#17
HIDALGO 6 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2013 (lasillarota.com).- Los seis hombres que ingresaron al Hospital General de Pachuca por síntomas a consecuencia de contaminación radioactiva por cobalto 60, ya fueron detenidos, informó el secretario de Seguridad de Hidalgo, Alfredo Ahedo Mayorga.

De acuerdo con las autoridades dos de los detenidos, quienes presentan náuseas y mareos, fueron quienes presuntamente robaron el vehículo que transportada la fuente de energía con cobalto.

http://www.afntijuana.info/seguridad/233...a#ver_nota

HIDALGO, December 6, 2013 - The six men who entered the Pachuca General Hospital with symptoms of radiation contamination by cobalt 60 were arrested, reported the police chief of Hidalgo, Alfredo Ahedo Mayorga.

According to the authorities, two of those arrested, who have nausea and dizziness, were those who are presumed to have stolen the vehicle that was transporting the cobalt energy source.
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#18
Gee, wonder if there were any international warning and/or hazardous placards on the vehicle and/or "hazardous materials" .. LOL

Remember years ago ... when working in ag, we had to develop "signs" to tell the illegals not to "drink" from the drip irrigation on Otay Mesa .... as "pesticides" were being water run for the crops, for pest control... had to make "labels" in Spanish too ... even through we knew most couldn't even READ ... LOL

Probably the case here too .... were talking "hammers" ... won't even give them a bag
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(12-05-2013, 09:23 AM)Fulano Wrote: They did not follow protocols, which required the truck have security and a GPS installed. Ni modo, it's Mexico.
Not to mention that the container should have been clearly labeled.

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#20
Suspects arrested in heist of radioactive material in Mexico

MEXICO CITY -- Five men suspected of stealing a truck loaded with dangerous radioactive material in central Mexico have been arrested and ordered held for 40 days for questioning, an official said Monday.

A federal judge issued the order late Sunday. The men are part of a ring dedicated to stealing vehicles, the official said. They were arrested late last week.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said four of the detainees confessed to stealing the truck, unaware of its deadly cargo, and the fifth man purchased it from them.

A sixth person arrested with the group was a 16-year-old who was released because he is a minor.

All six were taken to a hospital with possible signs of radioactive poisoning but cleared Friday and released into police custody.

The truck was transporting medical equipment containing cobalt-60, used in the treatment of cancer, from a hospital in Tijuana to a nuclear waste storage dump north of Mexico City. Gunmen overpowered the driver in the early-morning hours of last Monday in Hidalgo state about 30 miles north of the capital and made off with the truck and its cargo.

The robbery touched off an urgent six-state search and an international scare that the radioactive material, an ingredient used in the making of dirty bombs, could end up in the wrong hands.

Authorities say they are now certain the thieves were after the truck, which they had planned to break down into parts, and not the radioactive material.

Four suspects were picked up by Hidalgo police as they drove two other stolen vehicles, the official said. They eventually confessed to their involvement in the truck theft, apparently after being told what it had contained, the official said, and identified their buyer.

The order to hold them for 40 days is a mechanism in Mexican law called arraigo. It allows authorities to continue interrogating the suspects in hopes of building a case against them and possibly ferreting out additional accomplices.

The thieves had ditched the box containing the cobalt-60 in a vacant field. A family of six stumbled across it and took it home, thinking they could sell it as scrap metal. They too were admitted to the hospital for observation but have been cleared and released.

http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la...z2n5ZFdiOM
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