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Vatican Radio loses ‘electrosmog’ appeal

Vatican Radio loses ‘electrosmog’ appeal

February 28, 2011

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Italy’s Court of Cassation has upheld an order for Vatican Radio to pay damages to a small town near Rome for electromagnetic pollution caused by its transmitters. The case emerged in 2001 when it emerged that “electrosmog” produced by transmitters near Cesano exceeded levels allowed by Italian law, ANSA reports. The Codacons consumer association, which backed Cesano inhabitants’ claims, hailed the decision. ”It’s a great victory. Finally justice is done and the poeple of Cesano will be able to have the compensation they are rightfully due,” said Codacons President Carlo Rienzi. However, Vatican Radio criticized the ruling. ”This sentence comes at the end of a long, stormy trial process which has seen the pontifical broadcaster subject to unjust accusations,” a Vatican Radio statement said. ”Since an agreement with the Italian government in 2001, the limits set by Italian law have been attentively respected, as shown by repeated measurements carried out by the competent Italian public institutions. ”There is no justified reason for concern for any part of the population”. SOURCE Vatican ordered to pay damages for radio electrosmog (ANSA)
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