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Samsung Electronics to Open Assembly Plant in Ethiopia - AllAfrica.com

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Samsung Electronics to Open Assembly Plant in Ethiopia AllAfrica.com Samsung Electronics is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group, a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul, and has been the...
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Pictures: India's Poor Risk Health to Mine Electronic "E-Waste"

Pictures: India's Poor Risk Health to Mine Electronic "E-Waste" | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Discarded electronics contain copper, gold, and toxic chemicals.
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TV recycling a hazard for Delhi - Times of India

TV recycling a hazard for Delhi - Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
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NEW DELHI: As LCDs and LEDs are fast replacing the old-fashioned cathode ray tube monitors, the capital is faced with a huge health risk.
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Samsung apologizes for workers' leukemia

Samsung apologizes for workers' leukemia | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Ten people have died after working in Samsung's semiconductor plants, an industry health rights group said
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EARTHWORKS | Proposed EU law will not keep conflict resources out of Europe, campaigners warn

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Agbogbloshie: the world's largest e-waste dump – in pictures | Environment | theguardian.com - Linkis.com

Agbogbloshie: the world's largest e-waste dump – in pictures | Environment | theguardian.com - Linkis.com | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Photographer Kevin McElvaney documents a former wetland in Ghana which is home to the world’s largest e-waste dumping site, and where most of the the boys and men who smash devices to get to the metals end up dying from cancer in their 20s (#Agbogbloshie...
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Apple Contractor Foxconn Seeks Wider Reach after China Flaps

Apple Contractor Foxconn Seeks Wider Reach after China Flaps | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Foxconn is known as the company that assembles iPads and iPhones for the world with inexpensive labor in China. Now, the giant contractor is trying to diversify clientele, geography and means o...
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Urgent need to recycle rare metals

Urgent need to recycle rare metals | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the European Union.
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Apple in conflict mineral crackdown

Apple in conflict mineral crackdown | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Apple has begun publicising which of its suppliers may be sourcing minerals from conflict zones in an attempt to force more ethical manufacturing.
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Movie Criticizing Samsung Sparks Controversy

Movie Criticizing Samsung Sparks Controversy | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
"Another Family," a movie that criticizes the factory conditions of a Samsung-like company, is at the center of a debate about the relationship between the film industry and big business in South Korea.
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ASE accused of not dealing with waste - Taipei Times

ASE accused of not dealing with waste - Taipei Times | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Fifty environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from 18 countries have signed a joint statement reprimanding the world’s top chip packager for failing to deal properly with charges of illegally discharging toxic wastewater into a river in Greater Kaohsiung last year, Citizens of the Earth, Taiwan (CET) said yesterday.
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NGO Shipbreaking: Studies document asbestos dangers in shipbreaking yards

NGO Shipbreaking: Studies document asbestos dangers in shipbreaking yards | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
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Bangalore hardware park to have an exclusive Taiwanese zone

Bangalore hardware park to have an exclusive Taiwanese zone | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
The park is expected to attract an investment of over $1 billion, with nearly 45 Taiwanese companies expected to be accommodated
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Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is

Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Our throwaway electronics harm people overseas, but new trends in responsible design are not just smart—they’re kind.
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Samsung Apologizes To Semiconductor Workers Who Contracted Cancer, Promises Compensation – Electronics TakeBack Coalition

Samsung Apologizes To Semiconductor Workers Who Contracted Cancer, Promises Compensation – Electronics TakeBack Coalition | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Samsung took an unprecedented step on May 14, and publicly apologized to workers who developed cancers after working at Samsung semiconductor plants. Some of the workers have died from leukemia.
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Samsung Apologizes To Workers Who Got Cancer While Making Chips

Samsung Apologizes To Workers Who Got Cancer While Making Chips | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure, a rare win for families and activists seven years after the death of a 23-year-old ...
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4.5L child workers in e-waste industry: Assocham report - Times of India

4.5L child workers in e-waste industry: Assocham report - Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Economic Times 4.5L child workers in e-waste industry: Assocham report Times of India BANGALORE: A study by an industry body has found that there are about 4.5 lakh child workers in the 10-14 age group engaged in e-waste (electronic waste)...
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Intel lead on conflict minerals helps, challenges other firms

Intel lead on conflict minerals helps, challenges other firms | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Intel Corp has spent more than five years figuring out how to rid its supply chain of minerals that finance violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo region,
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Is e-waste an untapped treasure?

Is e-waste an untapped treasure? | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Your old phone or electric toothbrush could end up as a part in a 3D printer or piece of artwork, says Jonathan Kalan (Recommended reading from @BBC_Future. "Is #eWaste an untapped treasure?
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Another film to document ill Samsung factory workers

Another film to document ill Samsung factory workers | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
A documentary complement to ‘Another Family’ is being funded largely through citizen donations
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Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics

Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Documenting the human costs of electronics: this film follows the stories & struggles of workers...
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Apple Says War Zones Don’t Ship Its Supplies

Apple Says War Zones Don’t Ship Its Supplies | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Apple said that it had confirmed that its suppliers did not use tantalum, a type of metal commonly used in electronics, containing minerals from areas engaged in warfare.
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How Crowdworkers Became the Ghosts in the Digital Machine | The Nation

How Crowdworkers Became the Ghosts in the Digital Machine | The Nation | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Since 2005, Amazon has helped create one of the most exploited workforces no one has ever seen.
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E-waste map shows where there is wealth there are piles of electronic castoffs

E-waste map shows where there is wealth there are piles of electronic castoffs | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
As consumers queued up this Christmas to buy a host of electronic gifts from the latest PlayStation to a smartphone, a new global initiative to map electronic and electrical waste was announced this week.
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Seoul Court Rules In Favor Of A Samsung Leukemia Victim

Seoul Court Rules In Favor Of A Samsung Leukemia Victim | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it

The Seoul administrative court ordered KCOMWEL, the quasi-government entity responsible for workers compensation, on October 18 to withdraw its earlier decision and to pay industrial-accident payouts to the bereaved family of a former Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd employee who died in 2009 of leukemia. --- Posthumous Victory The ruling is a posthumous victory for Kim Kyung-mi, who had waged a long fight until her death four years ago. Kim began work as a wafer etcher at the Giheung plant of Samsung in 1999, after graduating high school. Until 2004 when she got married, Kim has worked at the same plant where Hwang Yu-mi, the first publicly known victim of Samsung’s blood disorder cluster, developed leukemia. ---Marriage, Miscarriage, And Acute Leukemia In 2005, she had a miscarriage—probably the first sign of physical anomalies because there was no family history of miscarriage. After a regimen of fertility medications and treatment, in 2007, Kim gave birth to a child. However, in 2008, she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia after she suffered bruise-like rashes on her body. The following year, she died, aged 29, after failed marrow transplants.


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India's e-waste burden - The Guardian

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They also have logistics solutions to handle larger hauls of rejected or broken electronics.
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