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[GreenYes] Technology's Toxic Trash Is Sent to Poor
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24  The global export of electronics waste,
including consumer devices, computer monitors and circuit boards, is
creating environmental and health problems in the third world, a report
to be issued on Monday by five environmental organizations says.

The report says that 50 to 80 percent of electronics waste collected for

recycling in the United States is placed on container ships and sent to
China,
India, Pakistan or other developing countries, where it is reused or
recycled
under largely unregulated conditions, often with toxic results.
Rest of the story at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/25/technology/25TOXI.html?todaysheadlines=&pagewanted=print

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