Nov 30 2006
The number of sites with contamination now supposedly stands at a dozen, according to the UK government.
Traces of radiation have been found at a dozen sites in Britain during the investigation of the poisoning of a former Russian spy, Home Secretary John Reid said Thursday.
Here is my list of the potential dirty dozen sites I knew of:
Itsu Sushi Bar (Scaramella meeting)
Millenium Hotel (Russians for business opportunity)
28 Grosvenor Street (security business meeting a friend)
58 Grosvenor Street
Sheraton Park Lane Hotel
2 Hospitals that treated Litvinenko
For those counting this only adds up to 11. And I keep reading conflicting reports on the Sheraton Park Lane site – most saying it was not contaminated. It seems authorities have been more successful in establishing the Litvinenko’s trail than is being reported:
Mr. Reid said â€œaround 24 venuesâ€ have been or are being monitored and that experts had confirmed traces of contamination at â€œaround 12 of these venues.â€
Hopefully we will start getting some idea of where this is leading sooner rather than later.
Update: The number of planes being investigated just jumped to five, which may be where the extra locations are coming from. It would seem authorities are tracing certain people right now.
Update: Again, here is reporting that the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel is not one of the 12 ‘venues’ showing contamination. It does show contamination in the rooms of the Hotel where Litvinenko met two Russians on a business opportunity. I would gather those are the rooms of the Russians he met with and that he contaminated them since he was already leaving a trail at the Sushi Bar and I believe the bar at the hotel.