Stolen radioactive cobalt-60 was found in central Mexico. The atomic energy agency said it is radioactive enough that 'it would probably be fatal to be close to this amount of unshielded radioactive material for a period in the range of a few minutes to an hour.'
Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press /
December 5, 2013
Officials were engaged Thursday in the delicate task of recovering a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 abandoned in a rural field in central Mexico state.