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Rubbish emergency in Calabria shows no sign of abating

Garbage heaps pile up across the region

Rubbish emergency in Calabria shows no sign of abating

Catanzaro, January 3 - A rubbish emergency in Calabria, the region south of Campania, shows no sign of abating despite reassurances from officials as waste overflows into the streets months after the government intervened. In November, a special commissioner was named to resolve the issue. "For the return of normalcy, we will need a few days," said Vincenzo Speranza at the time. There are still numerous rubbish heaps, in some cases piled up higher than two meters, in many urban areas, particularly in the territories of Catanzaro and Reggio. The situation is more commonly associated with Naples, north of Calabria, where waste management is a chronic problem.

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