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Mexican cobalt-60 has been recovered

Dear Reader,

You will be glad to know that in Mexico a robot has been used to recover the cobalt-60 source, I feel rather sorry for the farmer who may have had a large dose after coming into contact with the source. I have no idea why the people who stole the source took it out of the container, to me it is an act which does not furfill any obvious purpose.

Maybe the criminals were curious about what was inside the metal container.

The problem with the theft of a radioactive source is that random members of the public can come into contact or close proximity with the source. What can happen is that the source can be dumped in a place where the public have access to, then a member of the public can then get irradiated.

The police in Mexico are currently investigating the case, I have no idea how the criminal case will turn out.

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