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Mexico Informs IAEA About Recovery of Stolen Radiography Camera

Vienna, Austria

The Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (CNSNS), the Mexican nuclear regulator, has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the recovery of a radiography camera that was stolen last week together with the vehicle carrying it.

Radiography cameras, which contain an Iridium-192 radioactive source, are used industrially to inspect welding and concrete for hidden flaws.

The vehicle with the camera was stolen on 14 September en route between Zumpango and Nextlalpan municipalities in Mexico State, the CNSNS informed the IAEA last week. The licensee reported the theft to the law enforcement authorities who began a search for the stolen radioactive source.

According to the latest information from the CNSNS, the source has now been recovered and is confirmed to be in a shielded position and has been returned to the licensee. No other deatils were immediately available. 


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