[ RadSafe ] Dutch Piracy

Dimiter Popoff didi at tgi-sci.com
Thu Apr 10 09:46:41 CDT 2014

Hi Marco,

I probably can't offer any real help but the story is so sickening
I find it hard to just shut up.

I think the "prosecutor" is deliberately sabotaging your shipment
for some reasons they should be made to explain.

Here is why I think so:

1. No "normal" person can be *that* stupid - if he/she were that stupid he/she
would be unable to find his/her way to work to the office every day.

2. He/she would not hide behind the anonymity if he/she felt right.

Best of luck - and I hope you make them pay for every penny they
have wasted for you, interest included.


Dimiter Popoff, TGI             http://www.tgi-sci.com

>From: "Marco Caceci" <chemitech at chemitech.com>
>To: <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
>Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:28:06 +0200
>Subject: [ RadSafe ] Dutch Piracy
>In August 2013 Dutch Customs seized in Schiphol a shipment of our products,
>RadAl(tm)-1 wall mount gamma radiation alarms (www.radal.com) destined to
>To make a long story short, we have spent now some eight months trying to
>get our stuff back and to find out the reasons for this patent act of
>Some of us already know that according to EU law (267/2012, regulating
>exports to Iran; and 428/2009, enumerating "dual use" items that require a
>license), instruments like ours that are "detection equipment limited by
>design or function to protect against hazards specific to residential safety
>and civil industries, such as mining, quarrying, agriculture,
>pharmaceuticals, medical, veterinary, environmental, waste management, or to
>the food industry" are <explicitly> not regulated as "double use items",
>hence they require no licensing for export and their export to Iran is not
>Dutch Customs after some excitement about this Mafia - Iran - Plutonium
>conspiracy (they diligently contacted our Spanish police who made a few nice
>calls asking if we were doing anything illegal, just in case) passed the
>buck on to a Public Prosecutor.
>Finally an assistant to an unnamed Prosecutor told us in writing that our
>goods are "criminally seized", and they will "examine this criminal case";
>and, lo and behold, deigns to give their reasons: our products are cited by
>EU law 428/2009, being, they say, class 0A001.j, namely:
>- Neutron detection and measuring instruments specially designed or prepared
>for determining neutron flux levels within the core of a "nuclear reactor"
>and (at the same time), being class 1A004.c:
>- Nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) detection systems, specially
>designed or modified for detection or identification of . Radioactive
>materials "adapted for use in war"
>This they summarize as "nuclear detection devices for specific use in
>nuclear reactor, respectively state of war". Sic.
>The Prosecutor's assistant has no doubts since "the opinion of the Dutch
>Ministry of Foreign Affairs is that the goods fall under the regulation
>Should I worry? Will the judge believe the Customs Inspectors, the Public
>Prosecutor, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (all knowledgeable in
>nuclear reactor core neutron flux level meters), or your humble servant -
>who is clearly an underground southerner Mafia communist trading in
>forbidden nuclear reactor/bomb parts?
>It is understandable that a lawyer cannot tell the difference between a
>gamma, a neutron, and a turkey. But this one has had eight months to learn,
>could have read the user manual or the information we volunteered, or could
>have asked an expert for advice. Maybe they got advice from anti-nuclear
>Meanwhile, having obtained favorable opinions from Spanish Customs and the
>Spanish Ministry for International Trade, we have resumed our exports to
>Iran uneventfully. So we have a situation where under the same EU laws the
>same goods going to the same place are seized in Schiphol but are allowed
>through Barcelona/Istanbul. 
>For a picture of our alarms in place (maybe they are detecting neutrons
>above a secret underground reactor core) see
>A redacted copy of the Public Prosecutor's message is at address
>http://www.radal.com/images/PubPro1_RED.pdf - please do not bug them, keep
>your comments for the judge.
>The unlawful sizing of goods in transit on a territory is piracy. Radiation
>protection equipment protects people's health, sabotaging its trade is
>immoral - hence European law, justly, (still) allows its export to Iran.
>I wouldn't have expected this from a country which hosted a "Nuclear
>Security Summit 2014 ... aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism around the
>globe". Caveat emptor...
>In anticipation of my day in court, I would appreciate if any colleague,
>particularly if nearby (Holland), in a position of authority (radiation
>protection society.) and/or who has ever seen a neutron detector for a
>reactor core, could contact me to arrange possible support (letters or
>expert testimony).
>Any advice or comment to me will be welcome. Indeed I would appreciate to
>hear your opinion on this case: in particular I cannot decide: is the Public
>Prosecutor stupid (in the sense that he/she really believes they have caught
>prohibited neutron detectors "adapted for use of war") or evil (in the sense
>that he/she knows they speak hogwash, and intend to harass and intimidate)?
>Greetings and Thanks
>Dr Marco Caceci
>L.Q.C. s.l.u., Vilabertran 15, 17130 La Escala, Spain tel +34 902 88 4887
>mob +34 607 07 1196 fax +34 972 98 0591 web www.radal.com @
>mcaceci at radal.com

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