Close up of a huge pile of computer keyboards waiting to be scrapped. These are likely to have been thrown away in Europe, US or Japan and then dumped in China because it is cheaper to dump this hazardous waste in China than dispose of it properly.
The deadly chemical dioxin has hit the headlines with the poisoning of Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yuschenko. What doesn't often make the news is the fact that dioxin pollution is far more widespread than political poisonings.
Greenpeace 20 years memorial activities on Bhopal disaster
Greenpeace and the Basel Action Network (BAN) have discovered that China's new thirst for steel and copper scrap to fuel booming infrastructural growth, is allowing significant quantities of highly polluting hazardous electronic waste to enter...
Chinese woman smelts computer circuit boards over an open stove to extract metals. The fan is vain attempt to disperse the highly toxic fumes created by the smelting.
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