Mexico: Stolen box with radioactive material found

The material was inside a truck that was stolen from the outskirts of Mexico City. Photo: CNSNS/ABC News

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.