For decades the Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia has illegally dumped nuclear and other toxic waste in Naples, Italy, and cancer rates for the local people have skyrocketed as reported by David Harding for the Daily News.
Illegal dumping is a racket staple for the country's Mafia groups.
Earlier this year the Italian environmental group Legambient released its annual report which concludes the Mafia made 16.7 billion euros or $22.4 billion in 2012 by dumping waste and otherwise polluting the environment including "the deliberate torching of about 160,000 acres of woodland and forests to make way for development" as reported by Press TV. The report documents 34,000 environmental crimes involving 28,000 suspected perps from 302 Mafia clans.
Of course, public corruption enables much of the illegal dumping and other environmental crimes in Italy.