Mexico: Stolen box with radioactive material found

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This image released Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013 by the National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards of Mexico's Energy Secretary (CNSNS) shows a piece of machinery that is part of the cargo of a stolen truck hauling medical equipment with extremely dangerous radioactive material, in Tepojaco, Hidalgo state, north of Mexico City. The cargo truck was stolen from a gas station in central Mexico, and authorities have put out an alert in six central states and the capital to find it, Mexican and U.N. nuclear officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/CNSNS)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's nuclear safety director says a stolen container of radioactive material has been found empty.

Juan Eibenschutz says radioactivity has been detected about 1 kilometer (a half mile) from where the stolen truck and empty container were found in the state of Mexico.

He says authorities have cordoned off the area.