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Sweden burns Italian Mafia garbage
Thursday, 05 April 2012
The mountain of garbage and waste that was found deposited on the
streets in Italy is to be burnt in Sweden. This year, the company that
manages Swedish garbage, Fortum is said to burn 6000 tons of Italian
household garbage in southern Stockholm. This is a very big source of
producing sustainable energy.
But there seems to be some problems with that as noises have been going
on that the garbage may be tied to the mob underground organisation
mafia. This is because the Mafia controls the garbage in Naples and the
fear now is that the exchange of money associated with the operation
could be that money from to and from the mafia.
"If we find that there are irregularities, we will not continue," says
Ulf Wikström, information manager at Fortum Heat to Swedish television.
For years, the waste disposal in Naples has been unmanageable. The
reason is largely that it is controlled by the Mafia, which gathers the
waste and deposit it any where leading to the growth of big mountains
of waste around the city.
But now part of the Italian garbage will disappear northward and is expected to be burnt in Sweden.
The power company Fortum has linked up with an Italian company to take
care of the 6,000 tons of processed household waste this year, says
These will be shipped via the Kiel Canal in Germany up to Nynäshamn and
then end up in Högdalsverket in southern Stockholm, where the garbage
is burned and converted into electricity and heat.
“This is something that benefits everyone. Today, 150 million tons of
waste is deposited every year in landfill sites in Europe. If we can
take care of a fraction of that and turn it into useful energy, we
believe that it's good for both the climate and environment,” said Ulf
Wikström, information manager at Fortum Heat, to Swedish television.
Fortum is paid for burning the trash, but Ulf Wikström's sure it's not money from the Mafia.
“What we can guarantee is that we follow the purchasing guidelines that
we have. If we find that there are irregularities, we will not continue
to work with the suppliers. We have had representatives on site that
have been able to testify to a high level of both the control and
supervision by local authorities, including police, on waste
By Scancomark.se Team
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