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Daily Archives: January 16th, 2014

The area in Italy between Naples and Caserta is known locally as the ‘Land of Fires’. Ten million tonnes of toxic waste have been burned and buried here in the last 20 years by Camorra mafia gangs, according to environmentalist group Legambient.

The World Health Organisation says that higher congenital abnormalities and deaths from cancer are “positively correlated” to exposure to poisonous waste in the area.