Basel Action Network

Type: Organization
Name: Basel Action Network
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Thousands of tons of toxic leaded glass from old TVs threaten America's health and environment

by PF Louis(NaturalNews) A fire outside of Stone Castle Recycling's main structures has inspired some looking into the storage of old cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs and computer monitors. The fire was outside the building where tons of those junked items ... [Published Natural News - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

America Needs a Bunker to Store Its Mountain of Toxic TVs

Image: Basel Action NetworkThe mountain of broken down televisions and computer screens caught fire at around 11 o’clock in the morning, sending a thick plume of grey smoke over the tiny Utah town of Parowan. Soon, about ten fire trucks from neighboring ... [Published Wired News - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 22 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

e-Waste Nightmare in Utah

BAN Media ReleaseSeattle, Washington | March 21st, 2014 –Following a serious fire at a yard full of electronic waste in Parowan, Utah, the environmental watchdog group, the Basel Action Network (BAN) has completed an initial investigation and report of ... [Published Basel Action Network - Mar 22 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

E-waste blues

Obsolete gadgetry can pile up, contributing to pollution.CHRISTMAS gifts of yesteryear meet an inglorious end at Absolute Green Electronics Recycling in Lake Forest, California. Computers are dismantled, the parts sorted into cardboard bins. One holds ... [Published thestar.com.my - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 04 2014 - Updated Mar 04 2014 - 1 reports

The Garbage Man

I n December 2001, American environmental activist Jim Puckett traveled to the town of Guiyu in southeast China to look for old computers. He’d learned that electronic waste from the West was finding its way to Guiyu, and the place apparently wasn’t what ... [Published Popular Science - Mar 04 2014]

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...The concern is that these substances could leach into the groundwater. "Lead can cause nervous system disorders, mental retardation, brain dysfunction, especially in children" he adds

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Thousands of tons of toxic leaded glass from ol... [Published Natural News - Apr 04 2014]
America Needs a Bunker to Store Its Mountain of... [Published Wired News - Mar 24 2014]
e-Waste Nightmare in Utah [Published Basel Action Network - Mar 22 2014]
E-waste blues [Published thestar.com.my - Mar 17 2014]
The Garbage Man [Published Popular Science - Mar 04 2014]
My TiVo died. How do I deal with the e-waste? [Published Computing Unplugged - Jul 24 2013]
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