Italy mafia's waste dumps blamed for cancer

Mothers of children who died of cancer, allegedly caused by toxic waste in landfills, meet president to seek justice.

    Nearly 150,000 women say that garbage dumped by the mafia is the cause to blame for the deadly cancer that killed their children. 

    Some of the mothers have met Italy's President Georgio Napolitano to demand justice once and for all. 

    Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Rome.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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