Europe

Taranto's Deadly Dust

Posted on December 13, 2012
taranto2.jpg Photograph by Guy Martin/Panos

Teams of street cleaners try to remove the toxic dust that covers the blue-collar neighborhood of Tamburi. The dust is a by-product from the Ilva steel plant that lies just under 1km from the town. Dust and other by-products have caused the cancer rates in Taranto and Tamburi to jump to 300 percent of the national average.

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