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Global Dumping Ground

Produced by Lowell Bergman, Center for Investigative Reporting

58 minutes

Grades 9-Adult
Item #:GLO-273-D

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Few Americans realize that the hazardous waste we generate here is one of our country's leading exports to third world nations. Global Dumping Ground, a PBS Frontline special report, reveals how toxic exports have become big business - and a serious health hazard to the citizens of foreign nations.

Stricter regulations and higher disposal costs have made it more difficult to dispose of toxic waste in this country. Since no U.S. law prohibits exporting this deadly refuse, much of it is flowing at a lucrative profit to countries with few regulations. Global Dumping Ground travels to dump sites in several countries, and follows the trail of the notorious Colbert brothers, who shipped falsely labeled barrels to over a hundred countries. This is a hard-hitting, investigative documentary which raises important environmental and regulatory concerns.

Global Dumping Ground