toxic waste

'it was an awakening, showing the country that race and class play a part in who has to live near toxic waste.’

‘They chose us because we were rural and poor’: when environmental racism and climate change collide

The Warren, North Carolina, protests of 1982 are considered one of the earliest examples of the environmental justice movement. A manufacturer of electrical transformers dumped tons of cancer-causing PCB waste along 240 miles of North Carolina’s highways. When it came time for the clean up, the North Carolina government chose Warren – a small, predominantly African American town – for the toxic waste facility.

the report estimated 352,474 metric tonnes of electronic waste is being illegally shipped from the eu to developing countries each year

UK worst offender in Europe for electronic waste exports – report

Electronic waste hazardous due to toxic parts was tracked to developing countries — The UK is the worst offender in Europe for illegally exporting toxic electronic waste to developing countries, according to a two-year investigation that tracked shipments from 10 European countries. The investigation by the environmental watchdog the Basel Action Network (BAN) put GPS …

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Deluge of electronic waste turning Thailand into ‘world’s rubbish dump’

Thailand has been swamped by waste from the west after Chinese ban on imports — At a deserted factory outside Bangkok, skyscrapers made from vast blocks of crushed printers, Xbox components and TVs tower over black rivers of smashed-up computer screens. This is a tiny fraction of the estimated 50m tonnes of electronic waste created …

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