a minute amount of Polonium 210 out of the former Soviet
Union into England in a capsule in 2006.
The smuggler needed to find an intermediary with connections
to test and verify the sample.
The intermediary crossed paths with Litvinenko or one
his associates in London prior to October 16th, 2006.
Polonium 210 self-heats. The resulting pressure forced
am opening in the seal. A few micrograms seeped
out the capsule. They got on the clothing fibers or
person of Litvinenko or one of his associates.
was then cross-contamination among Litvinenko and his
associates Lugovoy, Kovtun, Scaramella.
A tiny amount-- a few microgram s-- eventually fell
into Litvinenko's food, poisoning him.