Hueypoxtla

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Hueypoxtla
Hueyipochtlan
Municipality and town
Centre of Hueypoxtla
Centre of Hueypoxtla
Official seal of Hueypoxtla
Seal
Country  Mexico
State State of Mexico
Area
 • Total 80.34 km2 (31.02 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 39,864
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)

Hueypoxtla is a town and municipality in the State of Mexico, in Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 80.34 km². As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 39,864.[1]


On December 4, 2013, cobalt-60 from a truck theft two days before 2 km away was recovered there, as well as the heavy truck itself; the decommissioned cobalt therapy machine had been en route to proper disposal.[2] Federal police and military units established an armed cordon approximately 50 meters around the radiation source in the empty lot where it had been abandoned.[3] Six people showing signs of possible radiation exposure from the orphan source were later detained.[4] It is not known whether the thieves wanted the truck (which included a crane), the cobalt-60, or both.[5]

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Coordinates: 19°54′N 99°05′W / 19.900°N 99.083°W / 19.900; -99.083