domingo, 1 de mayo de 2016

Extensive listening: Electronic wasteland

Where does some of our electronic waste go? Watch this CBS 60 Minutes segment and find it out.

Here's how the reporter introduces the segment:

60 Minutes is going to take you to one of the most toxic places on Earth, a place that government officials and gangsters don't want you to see. It's a town in China where you can't breathe the air or drink the water, a town where the blood of the children is laced with lead. It's worth risking a visit because, as correspondent Scott Pelley first reported last November, much of the poison is coming out of the homes, schools and offices of America.

This is a story about recycling, about how your best intentions to be green can be channeled into an underground sewer that flows from the United States and into the wasteland.

You can read a full transcript here.