Mexico Announces Alert After Theft of Container With Radioactive Materials

(We did not write this article; the original article is HERE).

Country’s National Coordinator for Civil Protection Luis Felipe Puente said that Mexico has announced alert in six country’s states after a container with radioactive materials has been stolen.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Mexico has announced alert in six country’s states after a container with radioactive materials has been stolen, country’s National Coordinator for Civil Protection Luis Felipe Puente said.

“The alert [is announced] because of the stolen radiation source… If you see it call 911 and do not open it,” Puente said on his Twitter account on Tuesday.

He added that the alert was announced in the states of Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Michoacan, Queretaro San Luis Potosi and the State of Mexico.

This is not the first case, when radioactive materials are stolen in Mexico. In April 2013, a container with cobalt-60 isotope was stolen, while in 2014, 2015 and 2016 criminals stole iridium isotopes in three different cases. All these radioactive materials were found later.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s