[ RadSafe ] British Police Follow Polonium Trail

MARTINSON Tim TMartinson at canberra.com
Tue Dec 5 06:34:43 CST 2006

    Was anyone listening to National Public Radio last Thursday evening?
During the program "All Things Considered" they presented a story on the
Polonium poisoning in Britain where they interviewed Andy Karam and
Kelly Classic, both members of the Health Physics Society. The lead-in,
story and interviews were, I thought, very balanced. Kelly and Andy did
an excellent job explaining the hazards and risk. The tone of the entire
program was calm and to the point. This was in stark contrast to the
shrill, fear mongering interview the night before with Helen Caldicott.
I've included the link to the programs audio below.


All Things Considered
<http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=2> , November
30, 2006 * Following the poisoning of former Russian spy Alexander
Litvinenko, British authorities are following a trail of radioactive
contamination. Litvinenko died from the effects of absorbing a rare
radioactive element, Polonium 210.





Tim Martinson


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