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Mexico scrambles to find stolen radioactive material

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posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 02:39 PM
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The interior ministry issued an alert in five southern and eastern states late Wednesday, two days after a toolbox-sized container carrying the Iridium-192 source was snatched from a truck in a residential parking lot in Cardenas, Tabasco state.

Mexico scrambles to find stolen radioactive material

Mexico has another shipment of radioactive material stolen. this happened last year too if my memory serves me correctly. Normally I'd just file this away as another news story. heres the link

Yahoo News

All is not doom porn though lol

"Each time that one of these units have disappeared from the hands of companies in charge of them, we have recovered them with the help of the population," Puente told Milenio television.


as i said, normally I'd just file this away as another news story. But in light of this tread from yesterday

ISIS training camp only eight miles from Texas border

I think this deserves a little more attention from the Mexican Government and the US Gov. Can we continue to ignore the flood of unknown people crossing that boarder?

Lets hear your thoughts ATS. I don't post alot but i didn't see this up yet so here it is.




posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 02:43 PM
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It sounds like this particular kind of radioactive material is used for medicine. . . Odd that it would be stolen. I wonder if there is a medical black market for this kind of thing? Also, what kind of doctor would buy black market radioactive material?



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 02:43 PM
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My first thought on this was, "Again?!" Isn't this becoming a bad habit down there? And do we know for certain these shipments have actually been recovered?



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Dr. DEATH!



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

actually

which is used for industrial radiography to check welding seams.


looks like wielding seems and metal xrays.



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

they say in the story they are but is that just something they tell the press to keep people from worrying or are they telling the truth? guess its all in who you believe lol.



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: roaland

Last I heard (not sure how true it is) ISIS had a base 8 miles from the US border.

This should keep things interesting...



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:13 PM
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Maybe it was ISIS, having their training camps in Mexico and all.



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:13 PM
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Iridium-192 can be useful in making a dirty bomb.

Don't let anybody tell you it's "safe" or "not as dangerous" as something else.

Get ready for the inevitable.




posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: Sparkymedic

yup, there was a pretty big thread about it yesterday i linked to in my OP. thats what got me thinking about this one lol



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:24 PM
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Anyone remember that story of someone stealing some kind of medical equipment that contained radioactive material inside of it and it switched hands multiple times and caused a bit of a crisis killing multiple people? It's frightening when these things go missing



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:25 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

and with that isis camp so close to the boarder, it just makes you think a little. But this wouldn't be such a huge worry if our southern boarder was more secure would it? Negligence of our govt if you ask me, not to mention the potential for a national security threat if it was isis who get ahold of it. pure speculation, but shouldn't the govt have thought about these situations before it decided to ignore a boarder?



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:34 PM
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The interior ministry issued an alert in five southern and eastern states late Wednesday, two days after a toolbox-sized container carrying the Iridium-192 source was snatched from a truck in a residential parking lot in Cardenas, Tabasco state.





Operation Jade Helm begins in July and will last for eight weeks. Soldiers will operate in and around towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado where some of them wil drop from planes while carrying weapons loaded with blanks in what military officials have dubbed Realistic Military Training.





In a nearly identical manner at every store, Walmart corporate officials visited the five locations, called an impromptu meeting in the back of the store and told employees that the stores would be closing that evening.

Besides Brandon, the affected locations were in Pico Rivera, Calif., Livingston, Texas, Midland, Texas, Tulsa, Okla.


Hmmmm. Is this all just coincidence?




edit on 16-4-2015 by Digital_Reality because: better format



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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Odd that it would be stolen.


Unless they didn't know what they were stealing...


He noted that in previous similar cases the thieves did not even know what kind of material they had taken. There have been three other cases since 2013 and the material was always recovered.


news.yahoo.com...

Which isn't uncommon when stealing things from cars, as you get in and get out fast so your not seen, so I imagine that is what happened here.

And again someone may have thought it was something that they could maybe sell for money, but when they get the truth as to what they have they may not be happy.



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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ISIS training camp only eight miles from Texas border


You do know that if an ISIS camp was 8 miles from the US border, it wouldn't be there long as the US does have eye's in the area and ears to the ground, so finding it would be fairly easy.



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

the story said transports like this have security along with them. what i would like to know is where the hell were they? I know if i leave my post for any reason without being relieved i get fired lol. guess Mexico has different standards lol



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: tsurfer2000h

not saying your wrong, I'm sure the intelligence agencies have things going on down there. But if they were really watching the boarder that closely, how come they don't know everyone who comes across?



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 04:12 PM
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This screams a dirty bomb,

A lot of strange happenings in US At the min with Walmart and realistic military training,

Are there any planned exercises ref bombs?



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 04:16 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I am not sure. But I know one thing. Somewhere in the world is the worst doctor, it's a process of elimination. And the scary part is someone has an appointment with them tomorrow!!! George Carlin.... RIP



posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 04:23 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
It sounds like this particular kind of radioactive material is used for medicine. . . Odd that it would be stolen. I wonder if there is a medical black market for this kind of thing? Also, what kind of doctor would buy black market radioactive material?


There are have been other cases in the US too, and it seems these are opportunistic thefts from open vehicles, or theft of the vehicle itself. This is about lacking security during transit it seems.

In other cases these things were stolen and opened by those who found them in the vehicles or thought they were stealing something else, or perhaps thought that what they'd taken was worth enough to sell, but they don't know what it is.

It's likely this was taken from the vehicle by someone who saw an opportunity, and they'll probably end up extremely ill as a result.




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