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Local protest on the site of a proposed waste

Image | 16 November, 1991 at 2:00

Local protest on the site of a proposed waste disposal plant and incinerator.

Fireman fighting fire at PVC storage warehouse

Image | 7 July, 1997 at 3:00

Fireman fighting fire at PVC storage warehouse.

Greenpeace action against danger of toxic

Image | 1 February, 2000 at 2:00

Greenpeace action against danger of toxic ash at Phuket waste incinerator.

Piles of cables and computer waste awaiting

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

Piles of cables and computer waste awaiting scrapping. Wenling, zhejiang Province, China.

Chinese man smelts computer parts in the

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

Chinese man smelts computer parts in the open air to extract metals. Open air burning of computer waste releases large amounts of toxic fumes.

Chinese woman smelts computer circuit boards

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

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.

Piles of circuit boards from hazardous computer

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

Piles of circuit boards from hazardous computer waste stretch into the distance near an e-waste scrap yard. The circuit boards will be smelted by hand to extract metals. Smelting releases highly poisonous gases and pollutes the environment.

Truck overloaded with hazardous computer

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

Truck overloaded with hazardous computer waste on the way to scrapping yards.

Chinese women dismantle computer circuit

Image | 9 March, 2005 at 2:00

Chinese women dismantle computer circuit boards in an e-waste scrap yard. After sorting the circuit boards they will be burned over open fires to extract metals. The smelting releases large amounts of poisonous gases.

Close up of a huge pile of computer keyboards

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

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.

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