2009 - 2014
I was led to Campania by a silent massacre which began 20 years ago of who’s consequences are now being waged against it’s people, with the number of deaths increasing by the day. A combination of local studies have found Elevated cancer rates in the region. Beginning in the late 1980’s the Camorra mafia has systematically carried out illegal toxic waste dumping of various types including chemicals, heavy metals, petroleum, etc. are continually and illegal buried under ground, burned in large quantities, hidden in conventional house-hold trash dumps and in some cases even thought to be buried in the foundation of building structures. The Camorra which filled a void in waste management did so with the complicity of politicians, intoxicating the entire region of Northern Naples and Southern Caserta to no return. The region, known as the "Triangle of Death," or "The Land of Fires," has elevated levels of cancer and congenital malformations. Although scientific studies by the Italian National Research Council, as well as the American Military and the World Health Organization, the Italian Government remains indifferent on the situation.