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High-Tech industry contaminating rivers and underground water in Asia and Mexico

Author: Greenpeace Intl., Published on: 8 February 2007

The [Greenpeace] report [‘Cutting Edge Contamination: A study of environmental pollution during the manufacture of electronic products’] shows that some of the electronics industries’ biggest brands, and their suppliers, are contaminating rivers and underground wells with a wide range of hazardous chemicals. Analysis of samples taken from industrial estates in China, Mexico, the Philippines and Thailand, reveals the release of hazardous chemicals in each of the three sectors investigated: printed wiring board (PWB) manufacture, semiconductor chip manufacture and component assembly...[refers to IBM]

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