50,000 tonnes of dangerous waste found in Italy

Italian police have uncovered 50,000 tonnes of dangerous waste, including cancer-causing asbestos, in a sprawling illegal landfill in the southern Puglia region.

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2009, 15:20 PM IST

Taranto (Itlay): Italian police have uncovered 50,000 tonnes of dangerous waste, including cancer-causing asbestos, in a sprawling illegal landfill in the southern Puglia region.
A formal complaint was filed Tuesday against an unnamed individual in connection with the 10,000 square metres dump in Torricella in Taranto province.

Formal complaints have been made against 92 people this year over 43 illegal landfills discovered in the province.

Shady waste disposal firms were planning to conceal 622,000 tonnes of dangerous waste in the illegal dumps.

Bureau Report