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Firefighters tackle burning trash in Calabria

Build-up due to closure of Pianopoli dump

18 February, 18:10
Firefighters tackle burning trash in Calabria (ANSA) - Vibo Valentia, February 18 - Firefighters tackled piles of burning waste across the province of Vibo Valentia in the southern region of Calabria on Tuesday as the temporary closure of a regional rubbish dump created scenes reminiscent of the chronic waste crisis in neighbouring Campania.

Pianopoli closed temporarily in early February due to heavy rainfall, creating a build-up of rubbish across the province and beyond. In some cases the uncollected waste has caused disruptions to traffic.