14 May '11, 3pm

Naples Brings In the Army to Take Out the Trash, Again

Naples Brings In the Army to Take Out the Trash, Again

Naples has a major trash problem, and it's nothing new. The City's sanitation department is heavily influenced by mafia control, and as a result its streets are often littered with uncollected trash, and the improper disposal of toxic waste poses a major problem. And with local elections being held today and tomorrow, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berusconi needed a quick fix. So he called in 200 soldiers to remove 4,000 tons of garbage from the streets, and not for the first time.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/naples-brings-in-...

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