Friday, December 15, 2006

Polonium 210

This polonium 210 story seems to be never ending. First Litvinenko himself gets himself killed, then there's jets all over the place found to be contaminated and now the Dutch are at it too:

Dutch health authorities said on Friday they have called in about 20 people for radiation testing after they stayed in a London hotel where poisoned former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko also spent time.

A spokeswoman for the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) said authorities want to test about 20 Dutch people for the radioactive polonium 210.

"Some 20 Dutch people were in the Millennium Hotel in London between October 31 and December 1," the spokeswoman said, declining to comment on who the possibly affected people were and adding that test results were expected in the coming three weeks.

At some point, surely, the levels of contamination are going to fall below background radiation?


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