Terrorism

Truck Carrying Medical Radioactive Material Stolen in Mexico, Could Be Used to Build "Dirty Bomb" Says IAEA

Cobalt-60

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The U.N. nuclear agency warned that a truck carrying an extremely dangerous radioactive substance  stolen in Mexico could be used to build a "dirty bomb," a popular tool for terrorists.

The International Atomic Energy Agency asid the truck was carrying "cobalt-60," used for radiotherapy treatment to combat cancer. An agency statement Wednesday said the truck was stolen Monday while taking the material to a radioactive waste storage center from the northern city of Tijuana.