Berlin: Radiation sites link to Litvinenko contact

By
December 10, 2006 12:59




Traces of radiation found at two sites in Germany linked to a contact of poisoned former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko likely are the rare radioactive substance polonium-210, authorities said Sunday. Police said on Saturday that traces of alpha radiation had been found at properties in and near Hamburg used by the ex-wife and former mother-in-law of Dmitry Kovtun. The Russian businessman met Litvinenko in London on Nov. 1, the day the former spy is believed to have fallen ill. Litvinenko was killed by polonium-210. Germany's Federal Office for Radiation Protection said in a statement Sunday that "small traces of radioactive substances were detected, and there is a high degree of probability that this is polonium."


Related Content

The interior of the Reichstag, the German Parliament building
January 19, 2018
Germany establishes an antisemitism commissioner

By JTA

Israel Weather
  • 6 - 13
    Beer Sheva
    13 - 15
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 6 - 7
    Jerusalem
    11 - 12
    Haifa
  • 9 - 17
    Elat
    10 - 15
    Tiberias