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Army clears rubbish heaps in southern Italy

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Piles of uncollected rubbish in Pozzuoli, a suburb of Naples, on Monday, May 9. Italian soldiers arrived Monday in Naples to start clearing rubbish in a city infested with some 4,100 tons of waste now emitting a putrid odor following a seasonal rise in temperatures.

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Italian soldiers take part in efforts to remove trash piling up along the shore of Monteruscello on Monday.

EPA reports:

According to media reports, around 170 soldiers have been deployed in Naples, using over 70 trucks to help move the rubbish. Up to 2,000 tons of waste has been left on the streets. This is the second time since 2008 that the Italian army has been called into the southern Italian city to clear away the garbage.  

Full BBC story here.