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Two police officers test positive for low levels of radiation contamination

Two London police officers have tested positive for low traces of the polonium radiation that apparently killed former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, but both are well, the police said. The officers were among 26 Metropolitan Police officers “closely involved” in the inquiry into the poisoning of Litvinenko, the force said in a statement. “The samples of all 26 officers have been tested and all are within the safe exposure limits as stated by the Health and Safety Commission,” the statement said. “Whilst 24 of the samples showed no evidence at all of radiation exposure, two samples showed relatively small traces of polonium. It should be stressed the amounts of polonium are below defined safety limits,” it said. Full Story

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