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6 Busted in Mexico Radioactive Truck Theft

They're hospitalized, tested for exposure

(Newser) - Six people have been arrested in the theft of a truck carrying radioactive material in Mexico, an official tells the AP . All were admitted to a hospital in Pachuca, central Mexico, where they're being tested for radiation exposure. Another official says all six are dizzy and showing skin irritation,... More »

Radioactive Truck Thieves 'Will, Without a Doubt, Die'

Expert says they are doomed

(Newser) - Mexican troops and federal police kept a nighttime watch on a rural field where thieves abandoned a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60, while officials began planning the delicate task of recovering the dangerous material. And while officials say a nearby town is not in danger, the thieves themselves are... More »

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