n.— «Dangerous toxins are leaching into the soil—perhaps the water supply as well—from piles of rubbish which have littered the area for years. The waste is compacted into what are euphemistically called “ecoballs.” Small mountains of these balls are being stored on rented sites as all the existing official landfills around Naples are full.» —“The putrid problem of Italian politics” by David Willey in Rome BBC Jan. 12, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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