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Radioactive substance found in more London locations

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Radioactive substance found in more London locations


In London, traces of the radioactive substance that killed ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko have been found at more locations. Investigators had already discovered small amounts of Polonium 210 at a sushi bar and a hotel that Litvinenko had visited the day he fell ill, as well as at his house. At least two other buildings have been affected, according to some reports.

Meanwhile, three people who may have been at either the hotel or restaurant have been sent to a specialist clinic for precautionary radiation tests. Home Secretary John Reid gave details of the investigation to Parliament: “Tests are continuing at a number of locations. The police are continuing with an extensive examination of CCTV footage to trace possible witnesses, to examine Mr.Litvinenko’s movements at relevant times including when he first became ill and to identify people he may have met.” An inquest into the death will begin on Thursday.

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