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UK police: Novichok could last 50 years in sealed container

The nerve agent Novichok could remain active for 50 years if kept in a sealed container, Britain’s top counterterrorism police officer said Wednesday, adding that he cannot yet “guarantee” there are no traces of the lethal poison in southwestern England. Metropolitan Police Assistant Police Commissioner Neil Basu told residents of Amesbury Tuesday night that police are searching for the container that held the…