ALARM – “We need to immediately extend the analysis to other wild animals as soon as possible and make clear the sources of contamination,” said Coldiretti. “The boars are animals sentinel pollution conditions in the areas where they live, because they provide precise information thanks to a certain way of exploiting the environment,”
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Traces of cesium-137 found in samples of animals killed during the hunting season 2012/2013
The discovery does not make you happy hunters and lovers of game. Traces of cesium-137, a radioactive isotope released from the nuclear accident in 1986 by the Chernobyl plant, have been found in dozens of wild boars forests of the Sesia Valley, in the province of Vercelli.
We analyzed samples of tongue and diaphragm of animals slaughtered during the hunting season 2012/2013: 27 samples of the level of Cesium 137 is higher than the threshold specified by Regulation 733 of 2008 as the tolerable limit in the event of a nuclear accident.
(600 Bq/kg, although codex allows for 1250 bq/Kg as an average but will allow higher one off finds. The article has shied away from making an actual measurement, this is standard IAEA policy of non information,, So, where does THIS cesium 137 come from? It could be from one of the medical reactors or a culmination of all the most likely sources as cesium 137 lasts for 300 years. Are the cesium 137 levels increasing quicker than the decay rate? If so the implications are staggering! especially as the UK has stopped testing Sheep from the highlands of Scotland and Wales for radioactive contamination – Arclight2011)
According to the deputy of the Piedmont Region Roberto Ravello alarmism should be avoided because the health risks would be “contained and controlled.”
HYPOTHESIS - ‘The artificial radionuclide cesium-137 is produced by nuclear fission. Is released from nuclear sites, “says Elena Fantuzzi, head of the Institute of Radiation Protection Enea. The hypothesis most immediate are those that may have been issued after the accident in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986.
But we must also consider the nuclear sites in the area, including the central Trino Vercellese dismantled in 1987 and the experimental site Enea, in Saluggia. Is not excluded even the trail of toxic waste.
According Fantuzzi, you should also consider the metabolism of boars, whether has features that promote the accumulation of cesium-137 above the limits considered safe. “It can not be anything but the fallout of the Chernobyl plant emissions,” adds Gian Piero Godio, Legambiente Piedmont and Val d’Aosta, an expert on nuclear issues. “Other explanations could be: the district of Valsesia has no radioactive source.”
NAS AND NOE - Health Minister Renato Balduzzi alerted the police of Nas and Noe: together with the Directorate General for hygiene and food safety and nutrition of the Ministry will coordinate all investigations. The first coordination meeting is scheduled on March 8.
ALARM - “We need to immediately extend the analysis to other wild animals as soon as possible and make clear the sources of contamination,” said Coldiretti.
“The boars are animals sentinel pollution conditions in the areas where they live, because they provide precise information thanks to a certain way of exploiting the environment,” adds Aldo Grasselli national secretary of the Union of Italian public veterinary medicine (Sivemp).