these photos are shocking, they document the spill of oil that has reached the po river valley, the most important agricultural region in italy. they are taken from my favorite newspaper, il corriere della sera.
i would like to be inside the criminal mind who decided to intervene in such a cowardly way. they say the cause was certainly a sabotage at a former refinery turned oil depot, since the cisterns were found open there. in this crazy way, the oil was allowed to flow into the river lambro, a tributary to the po, the longest and most important river in italy.
i don't know if the idiot's aim was sarcastic, since po means 'clean' in latin. i just hope he'll get he punishment he deserves, once he'll be caught up. i only know that emergency is serious. the damage for vegetation and fauna is countless, because the area is rich in birds and other wildlife. moreover, the po is used extensively for irrigation.