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A central implication of the `accident or suicide' claim is that, if it is true, the conventional wisdom according to which polonium was only identified immediately prior to Litvinenko's death is a charade:  that MI6 must have known that polonium was the likely toxin from the time they first learnt about his being taken ill.

There may have been a mistake of the identity of the substance. Both polonium and radioactive thallium can be produced in nuclear reactors. If they are made in the same plant it may not be too hard for someone with access to facility but limited knowledge to steal the wrong radioactive substance.

For examply a metal trader got a large dose of radiation by buing something highly radioactive as osmium and keeping it his pocket.

by Jute on Tue Dec 18th, 2012 at 06:56:20 AM EST
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