Centre of Hueypoxtla
|State||State of Mexico|
|• Total||80.34 km2 (31.02 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)|
On December 4, 2013, cobalt-60 from a truck theft two days before 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away was recovered there, as well as the heavy truck itself; the decommissioned cobalt therapy machine had been en route to proper disposal. Federal police and military units established an armed cordon approximately 50 metres (160 ft) around the radiation source in the empty lot where it had been abandoned. Six people showing signs of possible radiation exposure from the orphan source were later detained. It is not known whether the thieves wanted the truck (which included a crane), the cobalt-60, or both.
- "División municipal. Hueypoxtla, Estado de México" [Municipal division. State of Mexico] (in Spanish). SEDESOL. 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
- "Mexico radioactive material found". BBC News. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
- "Mexico plans how to safely box up recovered cobalt". Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
- "6 detained in Mexico theft of radioactive material". Archived from the original on 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
- Archibold, Randal C.; Villegas, Paulina (6 December 2013). "6 Arrested in Theft of Truck With Radioactive Waste". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
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