Polonium traces found at Arsenal's stadium

December 5, 2006

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - British investigators have found minute traces of polonium 210, the radiotactive isotope that killed former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, at the stadium of English Premier League soccer club Arsenal, a public health spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

'Minute quantities (of polonium) were found at barely detectable levels at localised areas,' said Health Protection Agency spokeswoman Katherine Lewis. 'There is no risk to public health.'