Chinese rocket: Messina among the possible trajectories, the notice of the Municipality

May 8, 2021 8:38 pm

Chinese rocket: the Councilor for Civil Protection of the municipality of Messina, Massimiliano Minutoli, has already pre-alerted the municipal structure of Civil Protection, recommending not to create alarmism and to comply with official communications from the Ministry of the Interior CON and the National Civil Protection and Regional

The Regional Department of Civil Protection has announced the data received from the Italian Space Company regarding the remote possibility that satellite fragments could impact part of southern Italy in the early hours of tomorrow, Sunday 9 (presumably between 02.24 and in any case within a margin of 6 hours), due to the uncontrolled reentry into the atmosphere of the second stage of the carrier called CZ 5B R / B, launched on April 29 from the Wenchang Space Center on the Chinese island of Hainin. Pending further investigations and updates by the National Operational Committee, it is necessary to draw the attention of the citizens about some behavioral rules to be followed in case of sighting of fragments coming from space. For this reason, anyone who spots any suspicious fragments must keep at least 20 meters away and immediately notify the competent authorities and the Fire Brigade already alerted to deal with any critical situations. It is unlikely that the fragments can damage buildings in an incisive way, therefore they are to be considered safer than open places, but it is still recommended to stay away from windows and balconies in the indicated time frame, as the satellite components that could impact on local soil contain hydrazine, a dangerous substance. In particular, the managers of activities at risk such as those of deposits of pyrotechnic and flammable material, water reservoirs, tanks of liquids, gases and fuels are warned to pay the utmost attention. The Councilor for Civil Protection Massimiliano Minutoli, has already pre-alerted the municipal structure of Civil Protection, recommending not to create alarmism and to comply with official communications from the Ministry of the Interior CON and from the National and Regional Civil Protection. Depending on the evolution of the situation, the Mayor will be constantly updated by the Regional Department of Civil Protection in order to spread the correct behavioral models to the citizens.

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