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Magnum

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Cobalt 60
« on: December 05, 2013, 01:48:30 PM »
http://abcnews.go.com/International/mexican-police-find-stolen-truck-radioactive-cargo/story?id=21091737

It's good that it has only a 5 yr. half life, but plenty of people could get sick or worse.

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Re: Cobalt 60
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 07:43:01 PM »
Used to service those cancer treatment machines that used cobalt 60.The cobalt was stored is what is called a 'Pig'.. a 3 ft x 4-5 ft solid block of Lead
The basic story was that if the rod (which holds the cobalt) started moving out of the Pig (you do this to change the cobalt).. you run like shyt and don't stop.  :icon_eek:

Guaranteed DEAD if you get uncontrolled exposure ..  ;)
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Re: Cobalt 60
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 11:02:01 PM »
That means that at least one of the thieves is dying.

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Re: Cobalt 60
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 10:22:10 AM »

Six people went to to a Hospital in Pachuca, Hidalgo  with sintoms of radiactive poisoning, this is the note (in Spanish)

http://www.sinembargo.mx/06-12-2013/836749

It seems they get the tiger prize ...

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Re: Cobalt 60
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2013, 11:42:35 AM »
New sign.
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Re: Cobalt 60
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2013, 03:01:44 PM »
I bet they glow in the dark !!
Yup!! even for the uneducated... 'Don't touch that yellow/black triangle thingy'
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Re: Cobalt 60
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2013, 05:57:43 PM »
don't even be in the same area - lol
there are other symbols to stay away from, too   :P
lots of chemicals/materials that i want nothing to do with

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Re: Cobalt 60
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2013, 06:01:56 PM »

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Re: Cobalt 60
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2013, 06:04:36 PM »
They are in Mexico.

No hablo english.

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Re: Cobalt 60
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2013, 08:40:50 PM »
Safety guideline #1 for thieves: if you don’t know what it is, don’t steal it.
Well Microsoft, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten us into.

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Re: Cobalt 60
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 01:59:36 PM »


You could  put ALL THE SIGNS you want,  People in México DON'T READ !!!!!  :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek:  8) 8) 8)

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Re: Cobalt 60
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2013, 01:44:51 PM »
hey dedndave

you are a genius :bgrin:


people always miss to see what is the most obvious

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