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Fuming Felix

For three decades, the picturesque and fertile land in the foothills of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius has been contaminated by toxic waste, illegally buried by mafia gangs. The resulting pollution caused a dramatic increase in cancer among the local population, including children. Finally, the authorities began to fight back against the ‘eco-mafia’, but industrial waste is still being dumped and burned here, giving the region its infamous nickname, the ‘Land of Fire’.

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