Naples environment agency 'fuelled' local waste crisis

The local arm of Italy's environment agency for the Naples area, Arpac, used the city's waste crisis to feed a web of corruption and malpractice, Italian prosecutors have alleged. Last year, the government took emergency measures to resolve the crisis.

Charges detailed in a 1,000-page long document issued last week have been brought against 63 people including the former head of Arpac, Luciano Capobianco, the head of the regional authority Sandra Lonardo and her husband Clemente Mastella, an MEP.

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