Friday, January 06, 2012

Landfill to be placed next to UNESCO World Heritage Site

by Sevaan Franks on January 5, 2012

A landfill required to deal with Rome's growing garbage problem could be placed next to Hadrian's Villa.

There's a big controversy there over a landfill scheduled to open in the new year, near one of Italy's most treasured sites, Hadrian's Villa, where a legendary emperor lived more than 18 hundred years ago.

Many Romans are upset that tons of waste could be buried so close to the historic complex, and about the odors and pollution the waste could generate.

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