Italy’s Killer Steelworks


Yesterday magistrates announced that a large section of the huge ILVA steel plant in Taranto in south Italy employing some 12,000 workers was to be seized, and thus closed, owing to very serious concerns over the health effects of pollution from the plant on the local population. In the last … [Read more...]

Flu Hits Blog from Italy

Well, we're not sure if it's really the dreaded swine flue H1N1 virus, but my other half thinks it could well be.  Whatever it is, this distinctly flu-like illness, has laid all three of us low. This is why not much has been happening on Blog from Italy recently.  The flu assault started on … [Read more...]