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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:58 AM
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Shipwreck may hold radioactive waste-sunk by mafia off Italian coast
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 06:00 AM by Dennis Donovan
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/16/shipwreck-w...

Italian ministers and officials were today holding urgent consultations following the discovery of an unmarked wreck that prosecutors believe was used by the mafia to sink radioactive waste.

As a ship carrying equipment for detecting marine pollution headed for the site of the sunken vessel, an investigator said up to 41 others may have been used to dump toxic and nuclear material on the seabed.

A former top mobster said he had personally shipped other waste to Somalia and that the traffic could have led to the death of a well-known Italian reporter.

On Saturday a robot operating 480 metres below sea level sent back murky images of a wreck detected several months earlier by environmental officials.

Among other things, they showed two crushed drums protruding from the bows, which appeared to have been blown out in an explosion.
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:28 AM
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1. Wonder if...
Hoffa's remains are there??????
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