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Daily Archives: July 9th, 2011

Camorra or Calabrian Mafia’s toxic dumping  “triangle of death”. Widespread dumping of toxic waste by the Camorra and other Mafia clans in the southern region of Campania is causing a dramatic increase in birth defects and cancer, according to a group of US and Italian scientists.

Their warning comes a month after The Independent reported how crime groups in southern Italy were earning €20bn a year by illegally burying heavy metals and cancer-causing organic compounds, often in agricultural areas or on land used to build homes.