Military pollution casts shadow over paradise Sardinia

EPA/GIUSEPPE UNGARI

An F-18 aircraft on the tarmac at the Nato airbase in Decimomannu, Sardinia island, Italy.

Sardinia host 60 percent of Italy’s state-owned lands used by NATO, non-NATO forces and weapon makers


 by Marzia De Giuli

"My son died at 29 after he did military service in Capo Teulada. He got cancer. Medical records showed there were thorium, steel, iron, strontium and all and some in his pancreas and liver," Giancarlo Piras, a desperate father from Sardinia island, told Xinhua.

Why is Sardinia the less populated but also the most allegedly polluted region of Italy? Capo Teulada, along with Salto di Quirra (PISQ) and Capo Frasca are the three military bases which along with other s...


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