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21. Account must also be taken of the pollution produced by residue, including dangerous waste present in different areas. Each year hundreds of millions of tons of waste are generated, much of it non-biodegradable, highly toxic and radioactive, from homes and businesses, from construction and demolition sites, from clinical, electronic and industrial sources. The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. In many parts of the planet, the elderly lament that once beautiful landscapes are now covered with rubbish. Industrial waste and chemical products utilized in cities and agricultural areas can lead to bioaccumulation in the organisms of the local population, even when levels of toxins in those places are low. Frequently no measures are taken until after people's health has been irreversibly affected.
EU Calls Out Italy on Failure to Redress Dozens of Landfills
Seven years after EU regulators first took issue with 102 the country's landfills, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday that Italy has failed to bring nearly half into compliance.
EEA | Municipal Waste Management in Italy, 2013

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