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Garbage Crisis Stirs Protest in Naples

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posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 10:19 PM
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Garbage Crisis Stirs Protest in Naples


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NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Stinking mounds of garbage piled up on the streets of Naples on Friday and officials around the country blamed organized crime and bureaucratic red tape for the city's refuse crisis.
Effigies of city officials, suspended from lampposts and trees, reflected the fury of Naples' citizens, who have had to live amid small mountains of their own refuse since Dec. 21, when collectors stopped gathering it because there was nowhere to take it.
Residents have resorted to setting trash on fire, raising fears of toxic smoke.
"Garbage is piling up outside our building," said Angela Sepe, a Neapolitan walking on the outskirts of the city. "I don't go downstairs any more to throw it away but throw it out the window because the garbage has already reached" as high as the second-floor window.
Naples and other parts of the southern Campania region have been plagued by a series of garbage crises for more than a decade. Dumps fill up and local communities block efforts to build new ones or create temporary storage sites. In 2004, a garbage crisis prompted weeks of protests.
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posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 10:19 PM
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Just saw this on BBC as well, which prompted the post. The story on the BBC mentioned high levels of cancer clusters in the area and an investigation into how much of the literally toxic waste as leeched into the water and food supply

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posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 11:00 PM
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Here I found a youtube link which shows the actual amount of garbage on the roads...

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posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 12:34 AM
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Don't they have hundreds of miles of desert out there to use for dumping?

Thats pretty lame for the government to blame organized crime.
Basically saying "We let them get so powerful now we are helpless with trash"

People should start throwing their trash at wherever their government officials live.
That might get them motivated.



posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by Legalizer
Don't they have hundreds of miles of desert out there to use for dumping?

Thats pretty lame for the government to blame organized crime.
Basically saying "We let them get so powerful now we are helpless with trash"

People should start throwing their trash at wherever their government officials live.
That might get them motivated.



Funny thing, a lady in the article said the same thing about taking the trash to the steps of the government.

As far as Italy being a vast desert, no, they don't have any deserts in Italy. Lots of old west looking places, but no deserts per se.



posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 02:22 PM
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if they keep on dealing with their waste in this manner we should expect to see a return of the bubonic plague to europe--amazing that city dwellers dont even have a little patch of land so they can composte most of their waste so as to recycle it instead of wasting it on the sidewalks ?----where have all the teachers gone----are there none left to teach common sense anymore? bury your waste under the dirt naples.



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