America's Escalating Hazards of Exporting E-Waste

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Over the past 20 years, there has been a sudden escalation of hazardous waste produced in developed countries. Americans alone dispose of 130 million cell phones and 50 million computers a year, and by the year 2010, the figure will jump to 400 million computers, television sets, cell phones and other electronic products. To date, most of this e-waste has wound up in our land fills. Much of the rest of it has been shipped to China and other developing countries where the importation of toxic waste products has grown into a booming industry. Yet the air, the rivers and workers in these nations often have no safety regulations to protect them from contamination in handling waste of a hazardous nature. Guest host Diana Nyad discusses the escalating exportation of hazardous waste from environmental activists, the electronics industry and recyclers.
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Guest host Diana Nyad holds the world record for the longest swim without the aid of a cage -- from Bimini to Florida, 102.5 miles! She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2002. Nyad is a business sports columnist for Marketplace, has served as senior sports correspondent for Fox News, and has hosted her own show on CNBC. She's also the author of three books, Other Shores, Basic Training and The Keyshawn Johnson Story.

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