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Centre of Hueypoxtla
Centre of Hueypoxtla
Official seal of Hueypoxtla
Country Mexico
StateState of Mexico
 • Total80.34 km2 (31.02 sq mi)
 • Total3,989
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

Hueypoxtla or Villa de San Bartolomé Hueypoxtla is a town and municipal seat from Hueypoxtla Municipality in Mexico State, in Mexico. In 2010, this village had a total population of 3,989.[1]


Portales in Village of Hueypoxtla.

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.[2] 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.[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]


  1. ^ "División municipal. Hueypoxtla, Estado de México" [Municipal division. State of Mexico] (in Spanish). SEDESOL. 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Mexico radioactive material found". BBC News. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Mexico plans how to safely box up recovered cobalt". Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
  4. ^ "6 detained in Mexico theft of radioactive material". Archived from the original on 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
  5. ^ 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.

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