Ex catacombs seized in waste probe

Industrial waste and used oil tanks found in former catacombs

(ANSA) - Rome, January 25 - Municipal police on Monday sequestrated the subsoil of the archaeological area of Tor Fiscale in east Rome after investigations revealed a massive illegal dumpsite below ground. Local businesses are alleged to have used the underground tunnels and chambers of the second and third century AD catacombs to dispose of industrial waste and empty oil tanks, among other refuse. The municipal police discovered the site as a result of investigations into illegal car scrapyards and an illegal special waste disposal racket. Drones were used in the probe.


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