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Part of a Dell computer monitor in a Chinese

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Part of a Dell computer monitor in a Chinese e-waste scrap yard.

Dell computer waste (e

Image | 11 April, 2005 at 3:00

Dell computer waste (e-waste) in a Chinese scrap yard.

Oil tanker phase out threatens Asian workers and environment

Press release | 4 April, 2005 at 2:00

4 April, 2005 Amsterdam - A worldwide ban on single hulled oil tankers that enters into force tomorrow (1) threatens to dump thousands of toxic ships on Asian and Turkish beaches. Workers in India, China and Turkey break up European vessels in...

Boss Guo holds up his hand to prevent from

Image | 9 March, 2005 at 2:00

Boss Guo holds up his hand to prevent from being photographed. Guo is the boss of a small workshop that recycles printer refuse and e-trash in Nanyang, near Guiyu in Guangzhou province

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.

Young workers "bake" computer motherboards

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Young workers "bake" computer motherboards from e-waste in a workshop to remove valuable metals. The baking produces highly dangerous fumes and toxic waste which is then dumped.

A heavily polluted stream in Guiyu

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

A heavily polluted stream in Guiyu. Along side domestic rubbish the water is badly polluted with toxic waste from the e-waste recycling yards in the town.

Workers unpack a truck

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Workers unpack a truck-load of e-waste which has just arrived for processing in Guiyu in Guangzhou province.

Tea made with imported water and a dark, murky tea made with polluted local water.

Image | 8 March, 2005 at 2:00

Tea made with imported water and a dark, murky tea made with polluted local water. The local water makes the tea turn black, but no one locally knows why, they suspected that it has something to do with the horrific groundwater pollution from...

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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