Thieves in danger

2:35 AM, Dec 5, 2013   |    comments
image released by the National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards of Mexico's Energy Secretary, shows a piece of machinery that is part of the cargo of a stolen truck hauling medical equipment with extremely dangerous radioactive material
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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Authorities in Mexico say the thieves who stole a shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 could be in grave danger of dying within days.

The material was being trucked from a hospital to a waste facility when robbers took the vehicle from a driver at a gas station in central Mexico.

The highly radioactive material was removed from its container. It was recovered in a rural area.

Associated Press

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