U.S. Electronic Waste Gets Sent to Africa

It's the wet season now in Ghana, and the heavy, daily rains have turned the vast field behind the Agbogbloshie market into a muddy swamp. With the mud so thick it can pull the shoes from your feet -- if you're lucky enough to have shoes -- the children come here to rummage and rake the mountains of electronic debris that spills across the landscape. They are scavenging for copper wiring that they can sell. On a very good day, they can extract about $2 of copper from the broken computers,...Full Story
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