Tracking the E-Waste Trail

Number 19960
Subject Pollution
Source Radio Television Hong Kong (China)
State China
Year 2002
Publication Date July 26
Summary Radio Television Hong Kong reports that western companies are dumping computer wastes on China and other less developed countries, despite their governments' crackdowns. The broadcast profiles the computer recycling industry of Guiyu, a small village in the Guangdong Province of China, where "workers burn computers' original components to extract valuable metals from them. The useless parts are then casually discarded, releasing toxic materials, polluting the surrounding environment. "
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Keywords TAPE;TRANSCRIPT;environment;Silicon Valley;toxic waste;environmental protection;high-tech;smuggling;international law;international trade
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