Pizza oven ban in Italy town

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The Italian town of San Vitaliano, just east of the customary birthplace of pizza, Naples, has banned the use of traditional wood-fired pizza ovens until March 31, 2016, in order to decrease pollution. San Vitaliano has suffered from poor air quality, with pollution exceeding European Union standards 114 times in 2015. 

Chefs and restaurants found in violation of the ban face fines of up to €1,032 (near $1,133).

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The Italian town of San Vitaliano, just east of the customary birthplace of pizza, Naples, has banned the use of traditional wood-fired pizza ovens until March 31, 2016, in order to decrease pollution. San Vitaliano has suffered from poor air quality, with pollution exceeding European Union standards 114 times in 2015. 

Chefs and restaurants found in violation of the ban face fines of up to €1,032 (near $1,133).