Guido Bertolaso ha chiamato imbecille il tecnico del Laboratorio di Fisica del Gran Sasso, Giampaolo Giuliani, che ha sviluppato una tecnica per rilevare le scosse in anticipo di 6-24 ore basata sullo studio del comportamento del gas Radon nel terreno. Negli ultimi giorni di marzo Giuliani aveva sostenuto che lo sciame sismico in corso poteva essere il preannuncio di un evento più forte. Di Giuliani si era detto che “si divertiva” a spargere notizie infondate ed allarme e si era preso una querela per procurato allarme.
The director of the National Department of Civil Protective Services ( Italy's Civil Protection Agency) , Guido Bertolaso, called imbecill the researcher of The Gran Sasso National Laboratory (one of four INFN national laboratories.It is the largest underground laboratory in the world for experiments in particle physics and nuclear astrophysics. It is used as a worldwide facility by scientists, presently 750 in number, from 22 different countries, working at about 15 experiments in their different phases) Giampaolo Giuliani.
Seismologist Giampaolo Giuliani, weeks before the disaster, had predicted a major quake around L'Aquila, based on concentrations of radon gas around seismically active areas.
He was reported to police for “spreading alarm” and was forced to remove his findings from the internet. Italy's Civil Protection Agency reassured locals at the end of March that tremors being felt were “absolutely normal” for a seismic area.
RADON MONITORING FOR EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION IN SOUTH CENTRAL TAIWAN
The quantities of spring upwelling and natural gas releases are known to vary with earthquake activities. By placing the detector assembly housing in a structured soil gas-collecting ditch of much larger size, radon level is raised but fluctuation reduced. Data retrieval from a remote laboratory site at the National Taiwan University, from the end of October 2000 to the end of February 2001, showed that spike-like radon anomaly precursors occurred essentially before every major earthquake with a ML > 4.0. The strong correlation between spike-like anomalies and major earthquakes suggests that these precursors are indeed seismic.
L'intervista a Giampaolo Giuliani del 1 aprile 2009 :yesss: