ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Hazardous Industrial Wastes and Poor Nations

In December last hazardous toxic waste from a petrochemical company in Taiwan was dumped in Sihanoukville in Cambodia prompting massive protest and eventually action by the state authorities. The events in Cambodia confirm that death by technology has advanced beyond the wildest imagination of any previous era. A positive outcome however has been an increased popular awareness and government's eagerness to avoid public reprisals.

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