According to UK news and the NY Post : The Metropolitan police have permitted the beginning of a decontamination process at the London restaurant where former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko is believed to have received a fatal dose of a radioactive material.
Following "extensive tests by forensic toxicologists", doctors found traces of polonium-210 (Po-210) in ALexander Litvinenko, who died on Thursday evening after a three-week illness.
Small traces were identified in several locations at the Itsu sushi restaurant in Piccadilly, central London, which police combed looking for evidence throughout most of yesterday. Their search of the restaurant finished yesterday afternoon, the Met confirmed.
Those individuals who dined at the restaurant on November 1st, together with those at the Pine Bar or restaurant of the Millennium Hotel in Grosvenor Square, where other traces were found, were asked to call NHS Direct direct yesterday. The helpline was flooded with hundreds of calls from anxious patrons of the Itsu restaurant, according to media reports.
Meanwhile, across the river that is the Atlantic Ocean, a new Itsu restaurant with a tagline of "health & happiness" awaits opening in the World Financial Center at Battery Park. Kind of ironic...