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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:56 AM
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Mafia 'sank ships of toxic waste'
Source: BBC News

By Duncan Kennedy
BBC News, Italy

A shipwreck apparently containing toxic waste is being investigated by authorities in Italy amid claims that it was deliberately sunk by the mafia.

An informant from the Calabrian mafia said the ship was one of a number he blew up as part of an illegal operation to bypass laws on toxic waste disposal.

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

The informant said it contained "nuclear" material. Officials said it would be tested for radioactivity.



Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8257912.stm
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:57 AM
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1. dupe, but still needs to be repeated...
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:00 AM
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2. Didn't these mafia morons ever stop to think
that they were fouling their own nest?
Like U.S. corporations that have created colossal toxic dumps all over the place, these idiots don't seem to have the slightest clue that when you dump poisons into our shared environment, we're all eventually going to suffer for it.

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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:05 AM
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3. duplicate
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