Issue Date: May 26, 2008
A Tsunami Of Electronic Waste
ON A SUNNY Saturday in late April, some 4,000 cars and trucks crawled up 16th Street in northwest Washington, D.C., ferrying loads of electronic and other wastes to drop off at the city's semiannual hazardous waste collection event. The lines stretched for miles and tempers grew short as residents inched along, waiting for more than three hours to leave their junk in a big parking lot. Finally, as they got to the actual drop-off spot, . . .
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