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Burning waste a crime under new govt bill

'Land of Fires' decree to curb widespread practice around Naples

03 December, 13:38
Burning waste a crime under new govt bill (ANSA) - Rome, December 3 - The Italian government on Tuesday passed a decree which makes burning waste a crime, Agriculture Minister Nunzia De Girolamo announced on Twitter.

Land where waste has been illegally dumped and burned will be checked and fenced in the next 150 days under the new ''Land of the Fires'' decree, ministry sources said. Illegal waste-management practices are a growing problem in Italy, particularly in the southern Campania region and the area around Naples, which has been dubbed the ''Land of Fires''.