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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:30 AM
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Mafia 'sank nuclear waste ship'
Source: BBC

Page last updated at 20:40 GMT, Tuesday, 15 September 2009 21:40 UK

BBC News, Italy

A shipwreck that could contain nuclear waste is being investigated by authorities in Italy amid claims that it was deliberately sunk by the mafia.

An informant told a judge the ship was one of a number he blew up as part of an illegal operation to bypass rules on the disposal of toxic waste.

The sunken vessel has been found 30km (18 miles) off the south-west of Italy.

<snip>

Labels on them say the contents are toxic.

The informant said the mafia had muscled in on the lucrative business of nuclear waste disposal.


Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8257912.stm
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:50 AM
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1. That should make the Mediterranean Sea a great place to vacation.
A nice toxic dump, great for our planet and helping along global warming.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:07 AM
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2. but it's SAAAFE, just like GMOs, hexavalent chromium, arsenic, melamine, aflatoxin, or PCBs
without chemicals, life itself would be impossible!
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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:21 AM
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6. Just think of the GLOWING tan you'll get!!!
dear god, now the fucking mafia is sinking nuclear waste...

"that's a nice sea you gots there, it'd be a shame if sumthin happened to it..."
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:19 AM
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3. US threw nuclear waste into the Atlantic -- Russians into the North Sea . . .
Amazing the common interests among them all !!!

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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:19 PM
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11. We got 47,500 55 gallon steel drums of navy nuclear waste dumped off San Franciaso
The crap was dumped in the Gulf of the Farallones, 27 miles west of San Francisco between 1946 and 1970. Americium, an isotope that emits more radioactivity than radium has been found in fish collected near the Farallon Islands.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:12 PM
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12. The stuff I've read over the last 20 years would make you physically ill
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:13 PM by defendandprotect
just reading it !!!

Unbelievable stupidity -- for "national security" . . .

Rather, it's suicidal behavior --


:crazy:
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:37 AM
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4. Stupid. Selfish. Mostly not very long term thinking. It's the "Stupid Cycle."
WTF?!
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:24 PM
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14. Evil. The mafia were never known for being good people. (nt)
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troubledamerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:54 AM
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5. See the film "Gomorrah" -- Italy is a gigantic toxic waste dumping ground.
And it's the Mafia, in partnership with corporations, that is responsible.

And the parallels with U.S. Neocons are not just parallels. It's an internationale fasciste.
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NecklyTyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:04 AM
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7. Today they have the territorial waters off the coast of Somalia
No need the sink the ship, just toss the drums overboard and save the ship for another run. The get a higher profit margin that way.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:57 AM
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8. Apparently, there's not much of a black market trade in nuclear waste for weapons, after all.
If there were, the Mafiyya wouldn't be sinking it. :hide:
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:25 AM
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9. I can only imagine the horrors the mafia have committed in the U.S. Organized crimimals are rarely
environmentalists.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:40 AM
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10. another reason I am against the use of nuclear reactors
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:40 AM by fascisthunter
unfortunately businesses can't be trusted with something so dangerous.
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WriteDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:17 PM
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13. So much for the friendly, "hip" mafia portrayed on TV. nt
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:30 PM
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15. it wasn't their first choice
but they couldn't find its legs. :shrug:
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:40 PM
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16. Just what we need the mob disposing of nuclear waste
'The informant said the mafia had muscled in on the lucrative business of nuclear waste disposal.'
Just in case :sarcasm:
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jasi2006 Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:03 PM
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17. But, but.. the mafia are our heros....aren't they? nt
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