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Computer Recycling

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Computer Recycling

Computer Recycling

Computer Recycling

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NPR's John McChesney reports on the environmental consequences of dumping obsolete computer components into landfills. Monitors are especially toxic, with several pounds of lead used to shield users from radiation, and they also contain mercury and cadmium. PC cases are toxic if they are burned.

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