"We have carried out a series of tests with the minimum and the maximum possible charge – he explains – to find the right balance between the need to destroy the wood and to avoid excessive power, which could disperse its parts in the distance. In the end we arrived at a dynamite charge of about 90 grams, ideal for the areas in which we could operate ". Yeah, why the idea is not to act indiscriminately on all woodland surfaces, but only on the sides of the mountains that have slopes of even 85%, where human intervention is difficult and trunks and stumps risk falling downstream. For Coppe "many have not yet understood that the explosive system is complementary to traditional methods; where the man manages to arrive it is right that workers and machinery work, but in some areas this is not possible or is very dangerous ”. In short, he is ready to go: "It is possible to go to regime already now. I was sure of the success of the experiment because dynamite breaks the rock, let alone the wood! It was only necessary to standardize a model that would guarantee the best possible result ".
With this method, he argues, safety increases and there are also environmental advantages: "Breaking into 4 parts a stump makes it less subject to rolling downstream, and at the same time allows you to yield to the soil the perfect habitat for planting spontaneous ". These days there have been critical voices about the risk that dynamite will release harmful substances into the atmosphere, as well as the presence of war remnants in the subsoil. “We do not use plastic tubes that are nebulized – replicate – but recoverable electric wires and a 100% biodegradable cellulose-based resin; with our method we release 125 milligrams of lead, which are comparable to the petrol used for hours and hours by mechanical means or chainsaws". As for the armaments buried in these areas during the World Wars, "these are impossible residues to be activated with only 90 grams of dynamite".
In the past he used innovative methodologies also to put out fires, with interesting benefits in environmental terms. "It is possible to proceed, through microexplosions, by covering the plants with a biodegradable and fertilizing powder able to stop the flames, which in the first rain releases nutrients on the ground". Or by creating a firebreak line by means of scrubber, which, as in the case of the Asiago woods, releases nitrogen on the ground: "Ammonium nitrate, one of the most used fertilizers, is the basis of many modern explosives". From rocks unsafe to airbags for cars, from aircraft doors to parachutes to bring basic necessities in cases of natural disasters, "explosives have endless civil uses and can be considered a work tool, not just a war or a terrorist one". By the way, it is precisely "Mister Dinamite" the latest report on the bombing of the massacre at the 1980 station in Bologna, which could provide investigators with new elements to reach the truth. But this is another story.