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Toxic Computer Trade

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Toxic Computer Trade

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Toxic Computer Trade

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Most of America's millions of old computers are shipped to Asia, where rural villagers strip and sell the scrap metal and plastic. The leftover waste — often toxic — is piled up around houses and rivers. Environmentalists are crying foul. For Weekend All Things Considered, NPR's Allison Aubrey reports. (5:15)

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