Sins of transmission - Vatican Radio

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Sins of transmission - Vatican Radio

Post by Fred_Vobbe » 10-24-2005 06:57 AM


Remember the Roman Catholic cardinal and priest in charge of Vatican Radio who were convicted of polluting the atmosphere with powerful electromagnetic waves (CGC #686)? Leukemia was the concern for folks living near the Vatican's transmitter site.
This past May, an Italian court imposed suspended 10-day prison sentences on the two named officials for the "dangerous showering of objects," meaning the antennas' electromagnetic waves. (The term "electromagnetic radiation" has not yet made it into Italy's legal vocabulary.)

Now, IEEE Spectrum probes this case in-depth, and a local RFR luminary, Wayne Overbeck, is quoted. Wayne is a specialist in the legal aspects of communications at California State University/Fullerton.
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