Perhaps not everyone knows that the town of Paese in the Province of Treviso is the site of the largest asbestos dump in Europe. Getting rid of asbestos costs more than 50 million Euros a year.
The dump has capacity for 460,000 cubic metres of asbestos and is only a few hundred metres from a residential area.
Asbestos fibres are almost invisible. They are so thin that you need 335,000 to get the diameter of a hair, and they cause pleuric mesotelioma, otherwise known as lung cancer.
The incubation period can last up to 40 years and the peak of mortality is expected to be between 2013 and 2015.
In view of the situation without hope of the Province of Treviso, I’d take advantage to construct a few incinerators and a dump for nuclear waste. Obviously without evaluating the environmental impact, following local tradition.
Here’s some advice for other citizens: if your neighbour has an asbestos roof on his garage, don’t go and denounce him.
If you do that, apart from inhaling the slivers of dust at the moment that it is removed, you’ll be obliging the whole of Italy to inhale it directly from the truck that is carrying it to Treviso.
Posted by Beppe Grillo at 02:10 AM in Health/Medicine
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