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Radiation that killed ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko found in Germany

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Polonium 210, a radioactive substance that killed ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko, has been found inside two buildings located in Hamburg, Germany.

The radiation was found in the home of Dmitry Kovtun's ex-wife. Litvinenko and Kovtun met together at a London, England pub on November 1, 2006. Kovtun is now being treated at a hospital in Germany for radiation exposure, but his condition is not known. No radiation was found at Kovtun's apartment.

The second location in Germany to test positive for radiation is an apartment belonging to the ex-mother in law of Kovtun. Her home is located in Pinneberg, Germany.

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