lunedì 15 giugno 2009

Radioactive Wood Pellets

It's creating a wave of fears and anxiety in Italy the news about the impounding of 10000 tons of wood pellets, compressed wood fuel used as source of heat in specific stoves, contaminated by Cesium 137, a radioactive chemical element resulting by the detonation of nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors. The impunding has interested wood pellets imported from Lithuania last autumn.

It has been declared that the contaminated wood pellets are not dangerous when inert, but fumes and ashes may be dangerous for human health.

More info (in English) and La Nuova Ecologia (in Italian)

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