Recycling isn’t always good: Sometimes it can be lethal. 70,000 tons of contaminated scrap steel from the World Trade Center were shipped to India before shipments were stopped after objections from environmentalists. The WTC scrap is contaminated with asbestos, PCBs, plastics and the lead, mercury and other contaminants in the computers that were inside the twin towers. India has become the developed world’s dumping ground, rapidly poisoning over a billion of its people with toxins from the waste products of the rest of the world.
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