Highly Radioactive Cargo Stolen in Mexico, Could be Used for Dirty Bomb (+video)

A truck carrying “extremely dangerous” material used in medical treatment has been stolen in Mexico, officials said.

The truck was transporting cobalt-60 from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage facility when it was stolen in Tepojaco near Mexico City Monday, the International Atomic

Energy Agency said in a statement. Cobalt-60 is a radioactive isotope and was being used in radiotherapy.

Mexican authorities are conducting a search for the material and have issued a statement to alert the public, the IAEA said.

Read more about this dirty bomb risk HERE.