Rossi Investigated over Radiation Concerns Rossi’s US Office Location Revealed
Officials from the state of Florida investigated Andrea Rossi’s facility in Miami after receiving a complaint that he was manufacturing nuclear reactors there. Documents related to this incident also revealed the possible location of Rossi’s Miami facility. The complaints and emails related to it have been posted online at the Eacateu website. Under Florida’s Sunshine law these reports have to be made public.
According to the documents somebody named Gary Wright sent a concerned citizen report to the Bureau of Radiation Control at Florida’s State Health Department. Wright had first contacted a federal agency called the Nuclear Regulatory Commission which referred him to the State Health Department. Wright alleged that the ecat low energy nuclear reactor generated 511 keV of gamma radiation (he didn’t say where got this information). Wright asked the bureau if there were any laws that governed the activities of the Leonardo Corporation and if Rossi’s activities are safe and legal.
The Bureau of Radiation Control apparently found that Rossi’s activities were safe and legal. A Radiological Incident Final Report filed on March 9 stated that on February 24 James Stokes an Environmental Specialist with the Bureau’s Miami field office visited Rossi’s facility.
At the facility Stokes talked with Rossi and found that all production distribution and use of the devices was overseas. This would seem to counteract Rossi’s claims that production will be in the US. Rossi told Stokes that he will seek approval from Underwriter’s Laboratories when he starts manufacturing and selling the final device. Underwriter’s Laboratories is an organization that tests electrical devices for safety on behalf of US insurance companies. This would apparently refer to the ecat home heating unit Rossi is planning to bring out later this year.
Stokes’ Bureau of Radiation Control Incident Report is also included it states: “There are no radiation readings above background when the device is in operation.” Rossi also apparently told Stokes that “no nuclear reactions occur during the process.” He also stated that no radioactive materials are used and no radioactive waste is produced. Stokes determined that his agency has no jurisdiction over Rossi or his device. He also determined that there was no safety threat or radiation problem.
The report also gives the address of the Leonardo Corporation as 1331 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. The address is a few blocks inland and close to the Venetian Causeway and Belle Isle Park according to Google Maps. A picture on Google Maps reveals an apartment building that has two cargo containers sitting out front not an industrial facility. Whether this is Rossi’s home or an office is unknown.
Interestingly enough another email from Gary Wright posted at ecateu states production is going on in New Hampshire. The Leonardo Corporation has a New Hampshire address. No word on whether Gary Wright has contacted that state’s government or not. Rossi has stated that he plans to build a robotized factory to produce Ecat in the US. He has refused to reveal its locations out of fear of interference.
This report is rather interesting because it contradicts some of Rossi’s statements. It also reveals that ecat is safe for the public to use. I have to wonder who Gary Wright is and what his motives are.