By throwing waste products into the sea, Solvay has made the area of Rosignano/Vada a place at the limit of science fiction. The blue sea and the pure white beach recall a tropical landscape, but a vision of paradise that is a hidden hell. The paradise in question is not the work of God but of man - nature has been subdued by man, who has squeezed every last drop out of it, rendering it completely helpless. Efforts have been made to reduce the pollution, but to little effect. Antonio Theo Pini documents the origin of the pollution, the people and the area affected by it, and the results.