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  • Too late it was identified as Polonium 210, a rare highly - radioactive substance.

    CNN Transcript May 22, 2007

  • A large quantity of radiation, probably from a substance called Polonium 210, has been found in the body of dead ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

    Daimnation!: Assassination is "in" again

  • ROBERT COX, BRITISH HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY: At around 6: 00 p.m. yesterday, HPA at its radiation protection division received information via the police that a large quantity of alpha radiation probably from a substance called Polonium 210 -- which I'll say something about a little later on -- so this large quantity of alpha radiation had been detected in the urine of Mr. Litvinenko.

    CNN Transcript Nov 24, 2006

  • His organs ravaged by a rare radioactive isotope called Polonium-210.

    CNN Transcript Dec 5, 2006

  • What actually got him, investigators say, is a rare radioactive element called Polonium-210.

    CNN Transcript Nov 27, 2006

  • What actually got him, investigators say, is a rare radioactive element called Polonium 210.

    CNN Transcript Nov 27, 2006

  • NEWTON: What actually got him, investigators say, is a rare radioactive element called Polonium-210.

    CNN Transcript Nov 27, 2006

  • ROGER COX, RADIATION EXPERT: Now, with regards to the incident, as Patty said, at around 6: 00 p.m. yesterday, HPA at its radiation protection division received information by the police that a large quantity of alpha radiation, probably from a substance called Polonium 210, which I'll say something about a little later on, so this large quantity of alpha radiation had been detected in the urine of Mr. Litvinenko.

    CNN Transcript Nov 24, 2006

  • Polonium, which is somewhat akin to sulphur, is a radioactive element less stable than radium and therefore it projects alpha particles in greater numbers and at higher speeds than the same amount of radium, that is, it yields a more effective radiation for atomic bombardment.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935 - Presentation Speech

  • The only logical conclusion to be drawn from these facts was that the ores in question must contain some unknown, highly radioactive substance, and the Curies were able, after very considerable labour, to extract from pitchblende (the ore with the greatest radioactivity) minute quantities of the salts of two new elements -- which they named "Polonium" and "Radium" respectively -- both of which were extremely radioactive.

    Alchemy: Ancient and Modern

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