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It is estimated that in 1968, 38 million tons of excavated material, 4.5 million tons of industrial waste, 4.5 million sewage sludge, 100 million tons of petroleum-based product (plastic), 2 to 4 tons of chemical waste, more than 1 million tons of heavy metals were released into the ocean. The U.S. archive shows that between 1946 and 1970 over 55,000 containers of radioactive waste were disposed in the Pacific.

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Great tips to dispose of House Hold Hazardous Waste when you're ready to do a big Spring Cleaning. If you live in Central #Virginia, be sure to keep an eye out for HHW & Electronic Waste Events in your area: http://cvwma.com/programs/other-cvwma-programs-2/

Portraits of people living on a dollar a day – in pictures

Fati, aged 8, works with other children searching through hazardous waste on an e-waste dump in Accra, Ghana. Balancing a bucket on her head containing the metal she has found, tears stream down her face as the result of the pain from malaria.

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Prescot warehouse fire: Blaze at hazardous waste site

Prescot warehouse fire: Blaze at hazardous waste site - BBC News

'Hazardous Waste - Decoding the Regulations' DVD A guide for managers responsible for classifying and consigning waste. Running time: 27 minutes DVD £200 + VAT

Liverpool hazardous waste plant fire can be seen from 15 miles away

Liverpool hazardous waste plant fire can be seen from 15 miles away #DailyMail