China junks toxic US PC junk

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China junks toxic US PC junk

China is to enforce a ban on the importation of ‘smuggled’ scrap computers from the West, in the face of a growing toxic waste scandal. A string of reports in the Chinese press has uncovered dangerous break-up methods in the so-called e-waste industry,exposing workers, including children, to hazardous waste. In Guangdong Province, local water supplies have been poisoned through the computer ‘recycling’ and some agricultural land is now too contaminated with toxic waste to farm.

Full story at The Register USA


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