[ RadSafe ] BBC Reports Radioactive traces on BA planes

Fred Dawson fd003f0606 at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Nov 29 16:14:00 CST 2006

BBC Reports Radioactive traces on BA planes


Traces of a radioactive substance have been found on two British Airways 
planes at Heathrow Airport, says BA.
The planes, plus a third in Moscow, are being tested as part of the probe 
into the death from radiation poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander 

BA is trying to make contact with up to 33,000 passengers who travelled on 
the 221 European flights affected, including the London to Moscow route.
The airline said it had been advised the risk to public health was low.

Passengers are asked to check the flight details BA is publishing on its 
website and to contact NHS Direct or a special helpline number if they 
travelled on the affected flights.

BA told the BBC's Moscow bureau the third plane was currently at the city's 
Domodedovo airport.

A British team - thought to be police experts - will go to Moscow shortly to 
test the aircraft.
The airline said it had not been confirmed when the Boeing 767s could have 
been contaminated but forensics experts were "looking back to the end of 

a.. British Airways has set up a special helpline for customers in the UK on 
0845 6040171 or 0191 211 3690 for international calls.

a.. Passengers who travelled on those flights and want further advice are 
advised to telephone NHS Direct on 0845 4647.

Fred Dawson
fwp_dawson at hotmail.com

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