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Truck Carrying Radioactive Materials Hijacked in Mexico

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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 12:54 PM
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This is just wonderful ---

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A truck transporting dangerous radioactive materials that could be used in the construction of a "dirty bomb," was hijacked and stolen from a gas station on Monday near Mexico City.




According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, who reported the incident to Mexican authorities, the truck was transporting radioactive cobalt-60, which is used in medical procedures, from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste-storage center.




The IAEA did not specify how much of the radioactive material was in the truck, but said the potential for the criminals to use the material in the construction of a more powerful crude fissile nuclear bomb is less likely than a less powerful, but still deadly, "dirty bomb."


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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:00 PM
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so terrorist-wanted hazardous material is just shipped around in most nations without armed escort or anything?

is anyone SHOCKED at all that this happened? because we shouldnt be.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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i remember a story in the uk papers 2 days after 9-11 [mirror ] a van with enough material for 2 bombs was stolen in england .

it got a whole 1 inch of page 2 and now they refuse to even acknowlage it ?



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:06 PM
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It is cesium -60 which is the hardest to produce into a dirty bomb. Whoever stole it will most likely kill themselves with it first. It is only a teaspoon worth.

Most likely they were stealing the truck for the truck or the medical equipment.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:17 PM
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nixie_nox
It is cesium -60 which is the hardest to produce into a dirty bomb. Whoever stole it will most likely kill themselves with it first. It is only a teaspoon worth.

Most likely they were stealing the truck for the truck or the medical equipment.


I'ts Cobalt-60, the amount isn't mention but still a valid point.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:20 PM
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Cesium 137 or Cobalt 60?

Anyway... after it kills the "not-so-wrong-people"... word will get out and it will end up in the hands of the "really-wrong-people"



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:23 PM
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FyreByrd

nixie_nox
It is cesium -60 which is the hardest to produce into a dirty bomb. Whoever stole it will most likely kill themselves with it first. It is only a teaspoon worth.

Most likely they were stealing the truck for the truck or the medical equipment.


I'ts Cobalt-60, the amount isn't mention but still a valid point.


Sorry, you are right. Was trying to multi-task.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:34 PM
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How long until they blame Iran?



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:38 PM
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Making a dirty bomb out of that material isnt hard and the hardest of them has already been stolen... so now... a car, a backpack, some dynamite or tnt and its done...

people have to understand that rdds are disruption weapons and not destructive.

Setting one of these off in a big city like, lets say new york... can you imagine the damage caused by widespread panic and rushed evacuation of the city... now depending on the quantity of the material, and the area of dispersion, size of the explosion, yadda yadda, and still after the clean up and everything, remember that radiation would still stick to the pavement, the concrete, the stone, the metal in the immediate blast radius... maybe for years... in new york!

Do not downplay this event, it could turn out to be very serious and come back to bite your head off...
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posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 01:40 PM
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What none of the sources are saying is if this is a truck that belongs to Mexico or if it came from somewhere else.



posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 03:13 PM
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posted earlier here
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