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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WIKI: Classification SECRET//NOFORN: The Naples Garbage Crisis: A Case Study In Southern Italian Paralysis, With Some Signs Of Hope

10. (SBU) Despite high-profile media attention (newspapers continue to call it a ""crisis"" and an ""emergency""), the waste situation has improved significantly since the summer, and further progress appears to be in sight, despite the characteristically inefficient bureaucracy and the tendency of both politicians and the public to complain rather than to offer solutions. Most city districts are not overflowing with burning rubbish, as was the case several months ago. The Department's warden message, issued earlier this year in response to the more urgent situation, expires on December 31. Post will continue to monitor the situation, and will coordinate closely with local authorities (both health and political) and U.S. military personnel before making any final recommendation.

http://www.cablegatesearch.net/cable.php?id=08ROME726&q=italy

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