Tuesday, December 19, 2006
~It took Millions $ to poison Litvinenko~
$10 MILLION WORTH POLONIUM USED TO POISON FORMER RUSSIAN AGENT LITVINENKO
British investigators on Litvinenko`s case believe the radioactive substance used to poison former FSB agent cost in excess of 10 million U.S. Dollars, The Times newspaper reported on Monday.
Preliminary results from the post mortem on Litvinenko’s body have discovered he was given more than ten times the lethal dose of polonium 210. Large quantities of the radioactive substance were found in his urine.
“You can’t buy this much off the internet or steal it from a laboratory without raising an alarm, so the only two plausible explanations for the source are that it was obtained from a nuclear reactor or very well-connected black market smugglers,” said an anonymous British security source.
One of the few companies allowed to sell polonium 210 over the internet is United Nuclear Scientific Supplies, based in New Mexico. Experts of the company said it would take at
least 15,000 units of the isotope to kill someone which means the total cost would be more than 10 million U.S. Dollars.