A US Army code name for the test detonation of a thermonuclear device in August 1957 during Operation Plumbbob; the soldiers who were intentionally exposed to radioactive fallout later had an increased risk of leukaemia
Farmers' unions say producing smokies legally in approved abattoirs under Meat Hygiene Service supervision, would not only meet consumer demand but also eliminate potentially-serious animal and human health worries.
A FSA spokeswoman said: "If agreed, this would help to eliminate the driver for the current illegal production of smokies that carries food safety risks to consumers and requires considerable enforcement activity.
The same goes for vegetation in the Smokies. Trees exhale and some burn in wildfires--but how do you differentiate between emissions that result from a natural wildfire, and the wood burning in someone's fireplace outside the park?