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[26WashIntlLJ179] Garbage Day: Will Italy Finally Take Out Its Trash in the Land of Fires?

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dc.contributor.author Slaybaugh, Jason A.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-23T15:58:46Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-23T15:58:46Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.identifier.citation 26 WASH. INT'L. L.J. 179 (2017) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2377-0872
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1663
dc.description Washington International Law Journal, Volume 26, Number 1, January 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: The illegal dumping and burning of waste and toxic waste in southern Italy has caused such immense environmental damage that the disaster is now known as “Italy’s Chernobyl”. In early 2014, the Italian Senate passed the Land of Fires Decree, a sweeping new law aimed at solving a problem that Italy has historically failed to adequately address. Despite the broad grants of power and the new crime created, the lack of political will renders these new tools useless and means little will likely change. Italy can no longer put this fire out by itself. As such, Italy should look to its European neighbors and the EU for help with enforcement. A regional approach enables external accountability and prevents the bad actors from simply shifting the illegal waste disposal activity to a less regulated area like the Balkans. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.title [26WashIntlLJ179] Garbage Day: Will Italy Finally Take Out Its Trash in the Land of Fires? en_US
dc.title.alternative Garbage Day: Will Italy Finally Take Out Its Trash in the Land of Fires? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2017 Washington International Law Journal Association en_US


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