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Exporting Harm: The High Tech Trashing of Asia

Exporting Harm: The High Tech Trashing of Asia is an alarming article published on February 25, 2002, by the Basel Action Network and the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition. It sheds light on the largely unknown problem of electronic waste, or the disposal of electronic devices (e.g., computers, televisions, etc.). According to the article, major industrial countries export such waste to less developed countries in Asia. Due to the toxicity of the waste, it creates serious environmental concerns. The article examines the ramifications of this "E-waste" in a few Asian countries and presents possible solutions. On the main page, an audio recording of a National Public Radio broadcast about E-waste is currently available.
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Date of Scout Publication 2002-04-26
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2002/0426

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