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Two thieves this year stole a quarter-sized amount of cesium 137 from an underground facility belonging to Baker Atlas Co. which uses the material in its oil and natural gas drilling operations.... The thieves began making calls, threatening to make the city of Neuquen "glow" if they did not receive $500,000
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Cellular telephone calls were traced and sophisticated U.S.-supplied radiation detection technology led authorities to a taxi cab carrying the cesium and one of the suspected thieves, a former Baker Hughes employee.