Wreck of giant among the giants of the industrial age , the Sugar Factory in Piemonte, Italy, was built in 1903 thanks to the Société générale de sucrerie ( a Belgian company ) . Although over the years has offered many job opportunities , also for neighboring countries , the Sugar Factory , and especially its chemical laboratory , become infamous for environmental offenses over time which continued and extended to numerous poisons poured into water, soil and air. The victims of this colossus are thousands . Already in 1943, a countess had obtained a legal compensation for her horses , poisoned by chromium poured in water. In November 2007, the Coopsette , analyzing the soil on which it wants to build a Ipermarket in Marengo in place of the abandoned Sugar Factory, found 288 micrograms of chromium (now the law limit admitted chromium is 5 micrograms per liter (0.05 milligrams) . law aside, the limit for health is ZERO ! Headlines in 2008, with six columns appear in newspapers ” ECOLOGICAL TIME BOMB ” and quickly becomes an international case. Not only the Sugar Factory is involved , but also the owners of the chemical laboratory , and many other companies , Montedison , Solvay , Ausimont , Arkema . At the eve of the process, all the company involved launch a counter attack media operation called “Operation adoucir les journalistes ” sweeten the journalist ( a tragic pun, if you think that we are talking about a sugar ) , with the aim to avoid at all costs the enormous costs of clear the contaminated lands from all the poisons. All this, and more, you can find it in this a diary that we recommend read and that shows , step by step , all the events of protest , political and journalistic covering the history of this giant abandoned.