Shipwreck may hold radioactive waste



As a ship carrying equipment for detecting marine pollution headed for the site of the sunken vessel, an investigator said up to 41 others may have been used to dump toxic and nuclear material on the seabed.

A former top mobster said he had personally shipped other waste to Somalia and that the traffic could have led to the death of a well-known Italian reporter. On Saturday, a robot operating 480 metres below sea level sent back murky images of a wreck detected several months earlier by environmental officials. Among other things, they showed two crushed drums protruding from the bows, which appeared to have been blown out in an explosion.
The image and the position of the ship coincided exactly with an account given to prosecutors three years ago by Francesco Fonti, a former boss of the 'Ndrangheta, the mafia of Calabria.

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