Toxic waste dumping has been going on in the Third World for several years. Countries in the West, faced with stringent environmental laws, find it cheaper to export their wastes to poor Third World countries, than to dispose of the wastes themselves.
The Third World countries are left literally holding on to the toxic wastes, their citizens suffering health consequences and their environment destroyed.
This book gives recommendations on what Third World governments and peoples should do to minimise the risk of hazardous wastes, whether imported or locally produced.
Part I THIRD WORLD AS A DUMP
waste dumping in Third World countries
hazardous wastes to the Third World
the Pacific nuclear free'
trade in toxic wates: Policy and data analysis
of toxic wastes in Asia
hails African about-turn on toxic wastes
to control export of toxic wastes
Part II LESSONS FROM FIRST WORLD
that cannot be buried
to do with waste
crisis of old waste dumps
dump provokes protest in Japan
Part III WHAT IS TOXIC WASTE
is hazardous waste
of toxic waste
and assessing soil contamination
Part IV LAWS AND POLICIES TO CONTROL WASTE
and policies for Third World
in industrialised countries