Incidents involving radioactivity: Litvinenko case study
A radioactive substances regulation case study from the Alexander Litvinenko incident.
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In November 2006, London resident Alexander Litvinenko died from a high dose of polonium-210. A range of premises, including hotels and restaurants, as well as planes and buses, were contaminated with radioactivity.
This case study explains the Environment Agency’s role in dealing with the radioactive contamination in this incident.