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Submitted by Lasrick
Lasrick (2629253) writes "George Moore and Miles Pomper examine the theft of a truck containing Cobalt-60 and find that, while Mexico did the right thing and reported the theft promptly, they were under no obligation to do so according to international rules and the IAEA. This was true even though the stolen material was 3,000 curies, making it a Category 1 source (the most dangerous). Great discussion."
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Cobalt-60, and Lessons From a Mexican Theft

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  • The steps Mexico took are ideal and should be part of normal operating procedure around the world. Unfortunately, I am not sure how many countries would be agreeable with taking those actions. The fact that about 30 incidents of theft of class 1 - 5 materials occur each year is, well, frighting. Maybe this will be the starting point for such global agreements to be drafted.

"Just Say No." - Nancy Reagan "No." - Ronald Reagan