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Italian city faces rubbish crisis

Residents of the Italian city of Naples have been torching piles of rotting rubbish in the steets amid a worsening refuse crisis, the BBC reported on Wednesday.
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Most of the area’s landfill sites are full, meaning that rubbish collectors have not been doing their rounds.
The streets are stinking, piled with thousands of tonnes of rotting rubbish in sweltering temperatures, said reports.
Frustrated residents have taken to torching heaps of rubbish – by one count, there were 130 such fires on Tuesday night alone, said the report.
But the lighting of fires has led to concerns that dangerous toxins released into the air could enter the human food chain and cause an environmental catastrophe.