(WMR) -- The reported links between
Alexander Litvinenko's Italian interlocutor Mario Scaramella and at least one
former official of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of
Criminal Enforcement's Center for Strategic Environmental Enforcement raise
some troubling issues, according to an EPA insider.
A top EPA official
attended, along with Scaramella and former EPA criminal enforcement branch
legal counsel Michael Penders, the Nov. 15 and 16, 2000, conference in New York
City on "Combating International Eco-Crime in a Global Economy. The
official represented the EPA's Office of Criminal Enforcement's Center for
Strategic Environmental Enforcement. That office has been described by an EPA
insider as consisting of "cover up artists." The insider further
stated the EPA criminal investigative branch "has access to NASA
skyviewing . . . geographical information system (GIS), they know where every
little ounce of bad stuff is in the world and they can get access to it."
The insider said it would not surprise him in the very least that "the
[polonium] 210 came from people inside this group. Their loyalty ties strongly
to Bush and company" and that previous external-to-EPA criminal
investigations "thwarted some of their past misdeeds."
The EPA enforcement
center's data import/export database system has the capability to
"identify suspect shipments," according to the EPA. A number of other
EPA officials, including those involved in international issues, attended the
New York conference.
Environmental Crime Prevention Program, falsely billed as a European
counterpart to the EPA's Center for Strategic Environmental Enforcement, also
claims a similar role: "aerial surveillance and the remote sensing
capabilities of satellites to detect environmental crimes in Eastern and
Southern Europe and eco-terrorism in Central Africa and South America."
The compromise of
agencies in the United States and Europe that are responsible for monitoring the
location and transport of nuclear materials represents an immense danger to
public safety around the world.
is that Scaramella once offered FS (the Italian Railway) an estimated 17
million euro video surveillance system for free. The system would have covered
every train station and other railway facility in Italy. Scaramella's deal was
that he would provide the system for free in exchange for the exclusive use of
the video images captured by the system.
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