(from UK ITV news)
9.30, Mon Aug 21 2006
Madonna has been lobbying the Government about a "mystical" Kabbalah fluid which she believes can be used to clean up radioactive waste.
The superstar is a follower of the spiritual movement and the fluid, taken from a Russian lake, is said to be able to receive magic healing powers through "meditations and the consciousness of sharing".
At the Kabbalah Centre, based in Los Angeles, supporters are said to regularly chant "Chernobyl" and the names of other nuclear plants in an effort to heal the problem of nuclear waste.
Madge is understood to have approached Downing Street, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) with the idea.
Her husband Guy Ritchie is said to have called BNFL and written a series of letters accompanied by scientific papers.
BNFL looked into the theory but could find no scientific basis for the claims. One senior executive is reported to have said the scheme defies the laws of physics.
Madonna claims the water has proved successful in neutralising dangerous nuclear waste in Russia.