8. The Land of Fires: What are green crimes?

8. The Land of Fires: What are green crimes?

By BBC Radio 5 Live

Some 10 million tonnes of industrial waste has reportedly been dumped in a small Italian town over the past 30 years.

The local mafia is suspected of securing lucrative contracts to dispose of waste and then dumping it illegally.

Three decades ago doctors noticed that incidences of cancer in towns around the dumping site were on the rise.

But the dumping is still happening.

How can large scale crime like this take place right underneath our noses? What is it about green crime that makes us “ethically blind”?

Warning: This episode contains strong language.

Presenters: Dr. Julia Shaw and Sofie Hagen Producers: Louisa Field and Caroline Steel Assistant Producer: Simona Rata Music: Matt Chandler Series Editor: Rami Tzabar

Commissioning Producer: Hannah Rose Commissioning Executive: Dylan Haskins Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps

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