An orphan Co-60 radioactive source inside a Picker 3000 radiography camera was found in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The device was traced and removed as part of a programme for recovering "orphan" and vulnerable radioactive sources, implemented in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The IAEA contracted a U.S. company, Neutron Products Inc., to collect the source for disposition in the United States.
Abstract Number: 20110700
Headline: Orphan Co-60 Source Found in Mexico
Bibliography: "Mexico: Little Oversight of Radiation Sources," Inter Press Service, 13 May 2011, http://ipsnews.net
Author: Emilio Godoy