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Iman Shebaro, Hazardous Waste Smuggling: A Study in Environmental Crime, TRACC website; IMPEL-TFS Threat assessment project: The illegal shipment of waste among IMPEL member states, 2006; Legambiente; The Guardian, 14 October 2004; Human Rights Watch 1999 Report, Human Rights, Justice and Toxic Waste in Cambodia; Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 2006; Small Arms Survey 2005
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Trafficking waste stories
Despite international efforts to halt dumping of illegal waste outrageous incidents occur. Collating relevant data is difficult but there is no doubt about the damage. Toxic waste causes long-term poisoning of soil and water, affecting people’s health and living conditions, sometimes irreversibly. It mainly involves slow processes that must be monitored for years to be detected and proven (let alone remedied).