Trashcan on the streets of Naples

Italy does not stop the so-called "pomoechnye scandal».

No sooner had the Italian Government to solve the problem of traffic congestion as a new attack - the garbage crisis, which began last week, when the authorities in Naples decided to reopen the city dump in the suburb of Pianura, closed since 1994.

According to Italian media reports, because of the strike companies, deprived of power of control over landfills, trash is not taken out of town for two weeks, there were about 100 thousand tonnes of waste. By cleaning garbage from the streets of the southern capital of Italy are connected by Italian police and army units, according to ITAR-TASS.

Meanwhile, the city embraced the new wave of violent protests and demonstrations. Parents can not let children to school after the Christmas holidays because of the stench in the streets. Previously, schools were closed and reopened only by the Government, however, few of the students decided to leave their homes. Not knowing what to do with garbage, residents began to burn it, which only aggravated the situation.

In recent days, demonstrators prevented the service of garbage collection trucks, wounding two policemen, attacked journalists and cameramen.

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano (Giorgio Napolitano) called the situation a national disaster, and the EU has warned the country about the serious sanctions if the decision is not to be found this week.

Garbage collection remains a challenge for the authorities in Naples for 15 years. During this time, the government has spent on these purposes about 2 billion euros. Smuggling and dumping of waste, including toxic, the sea remains illegal business. To maintain the status quo, local criminal groups impede the construction of modern incinerators. The address of the mayor of the city and the governor of the province received threats. Because of this situation, the level of cancer in Naples is much higher than the national average, says BBC News.


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