Vatican Radio is Told to Pay Out Over Transmitter Cancer Risk
March 17, 2011
The Supreme Court
of Italy has ordered Vatican Radio to compensate Cesano, a small town near
Rome, following allegations the broadcaster's high-powered transmitters put
children at a higher risk of cancer.
in 2001 that electromagnetic radiation produced by Vatican Radio's transmitters
near the town was above the legal limit. A health authority released a study
claiming that children in the area were six times more likely to develop
The 300-page report prepared by Italy's most prestigious
cancer research hospital called the connection between Vatican antennas and childhood
cancer "coherent and significant."
"Vatican Radio said it was
disappointed by the ruling."