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My-my is about a district of Potenza, called Bucaletto. A district built following the Irpinia earthquake of 1980 and close to the town's steel plant. Conceived as temporary for more than thirty years, it has been the object of political interests and disinterest. Discomfort, social fragmentation, abandonment, these are some adjectives that can define the area. A highway, a river and an ironworks separate it from the rest of the community. Only recently the demolitions of the buildings were started in order to redevelop the area and reconnect it to the city. However, the ironworks is still there. Recently dioxin monitoring units have been installed, which inevitably come to be created in the steel production process. Despite the reassurances and adaptations of manufacturing to the new environmental standards, the control units are always there. They are always there like the ironworks, Bucaletto and the people who live there.

The project was funded by Centro di Giornalismo Permanente of Rome.

A man stands in front of one of the houses in the red zone of Bucaletto.
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A man stands in front of one of the houses in the red zone of Bucaletto.
The neighborhood of Bucaletto stands on the ground of the cathedral of San Gerardo. On the occasion of the earthquake the curia of Potenza decided to donate the land in concession for ninety years, in order to facilitate the first phases of the emergency.
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The neighborhood of Bucaletto stands on the ground of the cathedral of San Gerardo. On the occasion of the earthquake the curia of Potenza decided to donate the land in concession for ninety years, in order to facilitate the first phases of the emergency.
Some families live there since 40 years, almost. Hopeless that something can change but especially that they might see something different.
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Some families live there since 40 years, almost. Hopeless that something can change but especially that they might see something different.
Since the outlets of the sheds have been capped, all the production vapors remain inside the plant and are cut down thanks to a ventilation system. The main sources of dioxin exposure are: accidental, occupational and environmental. In the first case of incidents, in the second of work and in the third through food, inhalation or contact.
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Since the outlets of the sheds have been capped, all the production vapors remain inside the plant and are cut down thanks to a ventilation system. The main sources of dioxin exposure are: accidental, occupational and environmental. In the first case of incidents, in the second of work and in the third through food, inhalation or contact.
Some houses in the red area of Bucaletto. As soon as the inhabitants complete the eviction operations, a red cross is drawn on the walls of the houses to indicate the imminent demolition.
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Some houses in the red area of Bucaletto. As soon as the inhabitants complete the eviction operations, a red cross is drawn on the walls of the houses to indicate the imminent demolition.
From the top of the forest can be seen the steel plant. Founded before the district, he has seen in years upgrade to new environmental regulations, even after the stops for adjustments to the anti-pollution regulations.
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From the top of the forest can be seen the steel plant. Founded before the district, he has seen in years upgrade to new environmental regulations, even after the stops for adjustments to the anti-pollution regulations.
Luigi, a former truck driver and test driver, recounts his life between Bucaletto and the road.
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Luigi, a former truck driver and test driver, recounts his life between Bucaletto and the road.
Some control units for environmental monitoring installed in the new part of Bucaletto. "When my mother asked the workers what they were installing, they told her they didn't know anything”.
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Some control units for environmental monitoring installed in the new part of Bucaletto. "When my mother asked the workers what they were installing, they told her they didn't know anything”.
A slab of asbestos comes out of an escarpment in the neighborhood. Asbestos was part of the coverage of some types of prefabricated laid in the first phase of the emergency. When toxicity was discovered, asbestos was first covered with red containment paint and later replaced with sheet metal roofs
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A slab of asbestos comes out of an escarpment in the neighborhood. Asbestos was part of the coverage of some types of prefabricated laid in the first phase of the emergency. When toxicity was discovered, asbestos was first covered with red containment paint and later replaced with sheet metal roofs
What remains of the interior of a prefabricated demolished because it is part of the red zone, subject to immediate redevelopment.
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What remains of the interior of a prefabricated demolished because it is part of the red zone, subject to immediate redevelopment.
A woman among the houses in the neighborhood still containing asbestos in the walls.
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A woman among the houses in the neighborhood still containing asbestos in the walls.
A boy on the street among the last buildings built. Known as the "hundred lodgings", they host families returned to the neighborhood after the first phase of redevelopment.
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A boy on the street among the last buildings built. Known as the "hundred lodgings", they host families returned to the neighborhood after the first phase of redevelopment.
The soccer field is located near the Basentana state road. In the background the city steel plant.
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The soccer field is located near the Basentana state road. In the background the city steel plant.
Some clothes abandoned on a rope to dry between one of the alleys of the neighborhood.
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Some clothes abandoned on a rope to dry between one of the alleys of the neighborhood.
"This was the most beautiful pitch in the city. Games with Power as a background". The basketball court was built by the local ARCI office. Now the square is abandoned and also the building that housed the headquarters has been demolished. The open space is now a huge flat surface.
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"This was the most beautiful pitch in the city. Games with Power as a background". The basketball court was built by the local ARCI office. Now the square is abandoned and also the building that housed the headquarters has been demolished. The open space is now a huge flat surface.
"Most of my friends do simple jobs, let's say they get by. Consider that we grew up in an area without too many stimuli, among us mostly. summer covered us all the way up. So we spent the days, running and playing here ".
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"Most of my friends do simple jobs, let's say they get by. Consider that we grew up in an area without too many stimuli, among us mostly. summer covered us all the way up. So we spent the days, running and playing here ".
A view of Bucaletto.
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A view of Bucaletto.
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