Urban and industrial pollution is another common environmental problem in Italy. Urban and industrial pollution is like a branch of air pollution. Urban and industrial pollution affects air pollution as a whole, as the two are related. Anyways, sulfur dioxide emissions caused the residents to suffer from health situations and dilemmas. In addition, there is not enough waste disposals and treatments for industrial waste in Italy. Italy has laws such as the Merli Law and the Galli Law that aim for a better environment, but these laws are new and not as strict as some other the other rules in Italy. As an example, the Merli Law is Italy’s Law No. 319 of May 10, 1976. The Merli Law controls chemical and industrial waste disposals, but not much has been done to stand up to that law, knowing that Italy produces about 19.1 million tons of solid waste a year. Much of that "solid waste" is chemical and industrial waste. It is clear that here simply is not enough emphasis put on this regulation. Adding on, one of Italy's cities, Seveso, had a large explosion at a chemical center on July 10, 1976, as was mentioned earlier. This explosion created a toxic chemical (dioxin) to pollute Italy's air and left major air contamination. This unfortunate event was known as the Seveso Disaster. The Seveso Disaster was so fatal that many Italians had to be evacuated. This disaster caused both industrial/urban pollution and air pollution, and can be classified under both groups. It was a form of industrial/urban pollution because it was a chemical accident, exposing chemicals. But it was also a form of air pollution, because it released toxic chemicals and contaminated the air. Therefore it may fit into either categories. In conclusion, urban and industrial pollution is another issue that Italy's environment has.