Police Block Mexico Hospital, 6 May Have Radiation Exposure

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December 6, 2013 10:05 a.m.

PACHUCA, Mexico (AP) — Federal police are blocking access to a central Mexico hospital where six people may have radiation exposure.

An official familiar with the case confirmed Mexican media reports that the six have been admitted to the general hospital in the city of Pachuca and may have been exposed to a stolen source of cobalt-60.

The official, who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak to the media, said only one person was dizzy and vomiting, which are symptoms of radiation poisoning.

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