DS Horror Picture Show


The DS has become the “rich lady who was a peasant, nice life, homes, jewels and salami in the window”(*). They do incinerators, parking lots, TAC and underground gas depots. And they believe themselves to be industrialists. Those of work, work, work.
Perhaps the Christian Democrats and the Socialists did thieving, but they had a consensus strategy. Today in Emilia, people do the Homily of Christmas Night to ask for help from the Lord.. You discover the reason why by reading the letter from Raimondo Soragni, mayor of Finale Emilia. A true ‘DS Horror Picture Show’.
(*) Bologna, Francesco Guccini

“Dear Beppe Grillo,
You asked me for a summary of the affair that is creating a lot of discussion in the area round Modena and in Emilia, and bringing thousands of citizens out onto the streets.
Well I’ll have a go, as it is the classic example of how the short-sighted politics without an energy strategy can try to destroy a territory. It is without strategy in the field of energy (photovoltaic, solar energy, wind energy plant in our country are only pure science fiction!), but at the service only of speculation and business.
Well let’s start from the Bassa, the other half of the territory round Modena. It is well known that here is a marvelous segment of our agriculture. Here everything is DOC, IGP, organic and so on. And here until a month ago there was the Del Monte Man. Do you remember him? Yes – the one that ‘says yes’. Fruit juices, jams produced at San Felice sul Panaro and sold throughout the world. Yes all over the world.
An email from Miami … and then a month ago those who control it decided it is to close. Years ago it employed 600 workers.
Today it’s a big area looking for a buyer. I am the mayor of Finale Emilia which together with Mirandola and San Felice are found in the Bassa. In five years the most prestigious in the food production sector here in the Bassa – has seen the closure of the production units of Covala Mon Jardin, Conserve Italia, Corte Buona and a year ago even the great sugar factory because Italy agreed to the restructuring of the sugar sector. More than two thousand people who were employed are now looking for work.
I’ve said this to give the background to the current situation and that of a few months ago. Official documents talked about meetings that started to take place in March 2006 and of a concession for the study of the project that was silently started in 2002. Then in September, thanks to newspapers, the citizens and even some of the local authorities in the area discovered that an English company, Independent Resources had presented the project. The project was to create at Rivara the first underground storage unit in aquifers in Italy. They said it would be the first Italian gas reserve. On 30 August, the government and its planning body for the energy plan had validated it saying that anyway they were waiting for the “go-ahead” from the Commission in relation to the Environmental Impact Report.
Pumping of gas takes place under pressure at 2500 metres underground. This is not happening in an empty gas receptacle that was previously used and is now empty. Note that these already exist in Emilia and they are unused! ‘Anyway it doesn’t matter, underneath there’s an ocean and it’s only the water that moves’ according to the leaders of Independent Resources. A year ago they became quoted on the London Stock Exchange, with no experience to their credit. It’s the only company in the energy sector that has not been rising in 2006 but is in fact suffering a net loss.
Does this seem absurd to you? It’s nothing compared to what you are about to read. The plant has a chimney about 100 metres high. It has sheds that are 30 metres high. They contain powerful turbines that shoot the gas down. It should be underlined that the gas will be stored privately and will be sold privately to who wants to buy it. Thus not necessarily to the State.
The plant is to be near houses and communities of 10 thousand inhabitants and in an area that “strangely” suffers from 20% higher incidence of lung cancer.
According to consultants and doctors, and geologists at the University, it is ‘pure folly to think of such a plant in this area that has such a high concentration of inhabitants.’ The underground gas is to extend for an area of 117 Km squared. This covers most of 9 residential communities areas in the Bassa. But let’s continue.
As well as the plant that will cover 60 thousand metres squared, they are planning to have 4 or 5 monitoring stations in the zone. (As big as a football pitch and with other active chimneys that will emit gas for dispersion.)
It should be remembered that the plant will be constructed near the site of the future Cispadana motorway that will cut this territory in two. It’s strange that the Emilia Romagna Region prefers a motorway to a fast road. Anas would be the competent authority. 70% of the finance will come from the private sector. In both the groups of companies that are interested in bidding for the project, there are all the construction cooperatives on the planet: Legacooperative.
Let’s continue. On the website of Independent Resources, they frequently say that it is the government that wants this work to go ahead and that there are already memos with Hera, the multi-utility created from the Bologna-Modena and Romagna
There’s a very strong suspicion (repeated even by the newspapers) that behind this English company there are other interests and speculation. Another ridiculous and worrying point is that the declared cost of the work is 200 million Euro. But Independent Resources has capital of 10 thousand Euro. I repeat 10,000 Euro!!!
There’s more. The DS is now the only party to support this project after all the agitation throughout the area. They see the project as ‘investment in the area.’ On the other hand, myself, the campaign groups (which raised awareness of the issue) and the press consider this to be a great big speculation. We think it will change this territory from being the heart of Italy’s prestigious food growing area to the ‘Prime Rubbish Tip’. The project is to build an incinerator on the site of the former sugar factory at Massa Finalese, only 1 kilometre away. Here we are on my territory. It’s Italia Zuccheri that wants this. They had the sugar factory and they are getting 35 million Euro from the EU to make the area good.
It’s the very same Italia Zuccheri that has already declared itself to be ready to create an incinerator with a local partner, Aiamg. This is another multi-utility from the Modena area and its headquarters are in Mirandola. Watch out because behind the incinerator they’re planning a bio-mass plant. Then very near and still on my territory and less than 3 kilometres from Rivara’s gas depot even a massive rubbish dump. Thousands of signatures have been collected from the citizens, the theatres have been jam packed as never before in the area of Modena and in Emilia. There have been Christmas sermons in the churches. The newspapers talk about this day in and day out. And they are conscious of the disaster that is planned. Everyone is pulling together without regard to ideology or party ticket. We are working to block the road to the maxi-gas storage depot and then to the incinerator. There’s already an enormous one at Modena.
The final nugget: our territory has been pronounced to be a third degree seismic zone. Some years ago, the ground was trembling for a whole month. The concession used by Independent Resources is the only one left by ENI and other groups that had done studies in the past. They didn’t consider it safe and productive. I am available for any further explanation. I can be contacted at the Town Hall of Finale Emilia".
Raimondo Soragni, mayor of Finale Emilia

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Ok! fair enough Steve. I wasn't tryng to take it out on you, it's just that I'm a little sensitive when it comes to Sardinia.It's really hard to stay calm, collected and objective when your family and friend's health is at stake! cheerio!

Posted by: piero sanna | January 5, 2007 11:55 PM


We were discussing the definition of nuclear weapons.

Nowhere did we say that depleted uranium is safe.

As for the shooting ranges in Sardinia, I suppose you need to protest not with me but with your local politicians.

Posted by: Steve C. | January 5, 2007 03:09 AM

FUCK ME Steve!! did you just read what I posted ? people die because of this shit mate ! what the fuck do I care if it's nuclear fission or not ? a correct definition isn't going to save your life innit?

Posted by: piero sanna | January 4, 2007 10:13 PM

Steve, you don't need nuclear fission or nuclear fusion to contaminate the ground with radioactivity.
Call these weapons what you want, but they must be absolutely abolished.

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | January 4, 2007 08:35 PM

Enrico, definition from Britannica:

"nuclear weapon":

Bomb or other warhead that derives its force from nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, or both...

This is not the case for high-penetration weapons, such as bombs or ammunitions containing depleted uranium. Indeed, depleted uranium in those cases is employed because of its high specific weight and not at all because of any radioactivity left after "depletion".

Granted, depleted uranium may not be safe.

From the above it follows that the inclusion of depleted uranium is not sufficient to classify a weapon as "nuclear".

Posted by: Steve C. | January 4, 2007 07:40 PM

Eva, OK, but....we don't need demagogy, and I'm very scared of it. Demogogy wake the worst instincts and doesn't allow becoming aware of people.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | January 4, 2007 05:46 PM

Enrico Rossi is totally right!!! The motherfuckers have contaminated half Sardinia with that kind of shit. As a result of that the rate of tumors in the surrondig area where the uranium was deployed has gone to the roof. It's not too bad tough , the governor of Sardinia that I respect and gave my vote to, decided that the rest of the region should get cancer too and authorized the construction of two brand new incinerators. Viva l'Italia!!!!

Posted by: piero sanna | January 4, 2007 05:16 PM

Steve, these uranium based weapons are anything but conventional even if the Powers that regularly use them would like us to think that they are. Do a search on the ecological devastation and genetic mutation these weapons are causing, but do it on an empty stomach. Plenty of pictures to make you vomit....

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | January 4, 2007 04:43 PM

Enrico, I did hear of depleted uranium.

As you state, depleted uranium is used in tank-buster bombs and in high-penetration bombs designed to hit underground bunkers. But these weapons are considered conventional, not nuclear.

If you have sources stating otherwise, I would be interested in reading them.

Posted by: Steve C. | January 4, 2007 02:09 PM

Wars are also "used" to experiment on all kinds of weapons....

Maybe they haven't been used yet but...:


they might be in the future...!!!

Everything has a price...and Moral Perpetrators continue their work regardless of the damage done to the environment....

Posted by: paola filinesi | January 4, 2007 10:56 AM

Raf better honest and demagogic then dishonest and liar,ciao

Posted by: E.kul.nura | January 4, 2007 06:51 AM

Steve, did you ever hear of depleted uranium weapons and buster bunker bombs?

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | January 4, 2007 01:46 AM

"Why don't they use the area also for experiment with nuclear weapons, at the same time?"
For that they use wars like Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Palestine etc.

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | January 3, 2007 01:31 PM





Posted by: Steve C. | January 4, 2007 01:17 AM

I don't like DS at all. I never voted them and I won't vote them in the future.
I think they have responsibility for the deterioration of the italian left.
I'm very disillusioned but I can't give my total confidence to Di Pietro, (even if he's the only honest politician in Italy, because I'm afraid he's a little bit too demagogic....

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | January 3, 2007 05:22 PM

Tonino is alone.

I hope one day more people like him will be in the government because this shit is starting to smell bad.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 3, 2007 03:30 PM

I don't believe this shit!!!! It's official now. business enterprises from around the globe are making sure that the whole of Italy will get cancer before the next world cup starts. By the way Corriere Della Sera just published an interview with Clemente Mastella. He said that Di Pietro (the only honest and hardworking politician in Italy) is a drag and should resign. This is apparently because Di Pietro tries to put some kind of ethic and morality behind every decision that is taken in parliament. This proves once again that Clemente Mastella has ,beyond a shadow of a doubt, a very ,very small dick.

Posted by: piero sanna | January 3, 2007 03:15 PM

People must unite and demonstrate at all costs!!!

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | January 3, 2007 03:05 PM

"Why don't they use the area also for experiment with nuclear weapons, at the same time?"
For that they use wars like Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Palestine etc.

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | January 3, 2007 01:31 PM

the first italian gas reserve into a 3 degree seismic zone... and near an incinerator.. Why don't they use the area also for experiment with nuclear weapons, at the same time?

Posted by: Carlo | January 3, 2007 11:10 AM


Posted by: federico | January 3, 2007 10:07 AM

We talked about Saddam, but what about the disgusting criminals we have outside the door??....and what about the ones that we feed in our parliament...??


Posted by: Lorenzo Federico | January 3, 2007 07:40 AM


Posted by: E.kul.nura | January 3, 2007 07:02 AM

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