LA BBC SUI RIFIUTI IN CAMPANIA, TRACOLLO DEL TURISMO

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Apprensione in tutte le zone turistiche, allarme da Amalfi a Sorrento, Positano e Ravello, in Costiera Amalfitana e Penisola Sorrentina centinaia di disdette, nella migliore delle ipotesi ci si salverà con il last minute. Fra due mesi è Pasqua e la stagione turistica è già parzialmente compromessa mentre ancora oggi non si è risolto il problema e si comincia a parlare di epidemie. La BBC ha invitato chiunque a mandare foto e video. Inanto, ma ormai è inutile inseguire la cronaca diventata nazionale per una testata locale, anche se informeremo quotidianamente i nostri lettori, a Napoli c’è stata una manifestazione contro la discarica a Pianura, assediata da centinaia di poliziotti, mentre gli occupanti hanno a loro volto isolato per alcuni giorni il Comune di Quarto che confina con la discarica, che ha visto sfilare in migliaia, la nomina del commissario De Gennaro sempre preludere ad uno Stato di Polizia, e, salvo la Sardegna, ancora nessuna regione ha deciso di accogliere i rifiuti della Campania, mentre sono in agguato le malattie, come in una aberrante realtà sudamericana, che solo Marquez riusciva a rendere magica, la Campania-Macondo è “governata”, si fa per dire, come se niente fosse, ancora dalla stessa persona che, direttamente o indirettamente, ha gestito, si fa sempre der dire, una “emergenza” che è diventata mostruosamente normalità. Tanto da farci dire, come Sofia Loren, “mettiamoci le mani in faccia” dalla vergogna.


Michele Cinque


 


Soldiers bulldoze Naples rubbish By Christian Fraser BBC News, Rome Italian army clearing rubbish in Caserta, on edge of Naples The army is pushing the rubbish away from schools The Italian army has begun bulldozing the 100,000 tonnes of rubbish that has piled up in the streets of the southern city of Naples. The government is to hold an emergency meeting to find a solution to the rubbish crisis. Naples dustmen stopped collecting rubbish two weeks ago. With nowhere to put it local people are forced to burn it. The fire brigade has been struggling to put out the fires. Protesters have clashed with police near an overflowing landfill site. Police tried to reopen the site, but residents of Pianura, a western suburb, said it was a health risk and blocked the roads. They threw stones at police, who responded with batons. At least three people were taken to hospital. map Prime Minister Romano Prodi has returned from his holidays to a national embarrassment. The EU is warning there will be tough penalties unless Italy resolves the crisis this week. Schools which have been closed were reopened on the orders of the government, though only a handful of students have left their homes. Finding a solution to this problem means tackling the mob. The Camorra, the Neapolitan version of the Mafia, has turned this into a hugely profitable business. They have sabotaged every effort to build hi-tech incinerators, so that Naples must rely on landfill sites, where they can hide the domestic and industrial waste, which they chuck in from all around the country. Health concerns Millions of tonnes of it have been dumped illegally in the sea or in the countryside, untreated and highly toxic. Doctors say cancer rates in Naples are much higher than the national average. Over the weekend angry Neapolitans clashed with police. In one of the more worrying developments, police found effigies of the mayor and the regional governor hanging from lampposts with death threats pinned to their chests. Rubbish collection is a perennial problem which has plagued Naples and its politicians for some 15 years. The government is conscious it is under severe pressure to find a solution – but this means tackling the mob. The EU says it is watching closely and is considering legal action for Italy’s breach of European waste disposal directives. In 15 years of promises, the Italian state has spent some 2bn euros (£1.5bn) trying, and failing, to clean up the waste.