[ RadSafe ] RE: Po-210 Lethal dose

dckosloff at firstenergycorp.com dckosloff at firstenergycorp.com
Wed Nov 29 12:38:39 CST 2006


The reporter certainly didn't notice it as he wrote it.  Here are the
officials actual words (as quoted):  "Allegations that someone stole it
during production are absolutely unfounded".  Somehow the reporter
concluded that the official that denied the polonium, could have been
"stolen from a nuclear facility in Russia."

That could mean other things as well, such as:

1. It wasn't stolen during production, but it might have been stolen during
transportation or after it was received at the nuclear (or other) facility
that was supposed to use it.

2. He knows it wasn't stolen in production because he knows that it was
stolen later, elsewhere.

3. It wasn't stolen during production, it was sent to a "false front"
organization that he doesn't know about, where it was removed in a
controlled manner.

Don Kosloff

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                                       Re: [ RadSafe ] RE: Po-210 Lethal   
             11/29/2006 11:39          dose                                

And did anyone notice this:
<<Russia's top nuclear official on Tuesday denied the polonium, usually
manufactured in specialized nuclear facilities, could have been
stolen from a nuclear facility in Russia.

"Allegations that someone stole it during production are absolutely
unfounded," said Sergei Kiriyenko, director of the nuclear agency
Rosatom. "The controls are very tough.">>

OK, so it was not stolen. But he did NOT eliminate the possibility that
polonium was passed to another "official" agency...

Doug Aitken

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