A crisis in Naples which has seen the city swamped by thousands of tons of refuse for the past two weeks has extended to Mount Vesuvius.
A team of climbers abseiled into the mouth of the volcano to find an assortment of car tyres, plastic kegs, batteries and other refuse.
The rubbish crisis started when landfill sites became full and collections were stopped. Schools were forced to close amid fears of an outbreak of disease.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Rubbish Crisis Update
From the Telegraph: