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Chinese woman smelts computer circuit boards over an open stove to extract metals.

Image | 2004-04-01 at 7:00

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.

Chinese man smelts computer parts in the open air to extract metals. Open air burning...

Image | 2004-04-01 at 7:00

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

Piles of circuit boards from hazardous computer waste stretch into the distance near...

Image | 2004-04-01 at 7:00

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.

Piles of cables and computer waste awaiting scrapping.

Image | 2004-04-01 at 7:00

Piles of cables and computer waste awaiting scrapping.

New Dump Zone found in China for Toxic Electronic Waste: Japan, South Korea Guilty

Feature Story | 2004-04-23 at 6:00

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...

A migrant child from Henan province holds up a piece of e-waste. It was once a Nokia...

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

A migrant child from Henan province holds up a piece of e-waste. It was once a Nokia computer screen, now dumped in China and dismantled by poor unprotected migrant workers.

A Chinese child sits on a pile of hazardous e-waste.

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

A Chinese child sits on a pile of hazardous e-waste.

A migrant worker strips plastic from wires to extract useful metals. The plastic on...

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

A migrant worker strips plastic from wires to extract useful metals. The plastic on the wires is often PVC which contains toxic chemicals and produces large amounts of pollution when disposed, often by burning in the open air.

Owner of an e-waste scrapping yard stands in front of a mountainous pile of computer...

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

Owner of an e-waste scrapping yard stands in front of a mountainous pile of computer waste waiting to be scrapped to recover useful plastics and metals.

Close up of a huge pile of computer keyboards waiting to be scrapped. These are...

Image | 2005-03-08 at 8:00

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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