|Mexico issues alert after small radioactive theft|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities said Friday they have found a tiny amount of radioactive material that had been stolen along with the pickup truck that was carrying it.
The head of the national civil defense office, Luis Felipe Puente, wrote in his Twitter account that the pen point-sized piece of iridium had been found just north of Mexico City.
He said it was under guard and being taken to a safe location.
The iridium, used in an industrial inspection device, was enclosed in a casing about the size of a pen.
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