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As the United States moved to move to an all-digital television signal, millions of analog television sets became obsolete. Many of these televisions, along with other forms of electronic waste, have ended up in places like Ghana. They are poised to create a tremendous environmental hazard, and this recent program from Frontline takes a sobering and critical look into this phenomenon. Visitors to this site can watch this recent profile in its entirety, and then they will want to look at the other features on this site. The site also includes an interactive map documenting the global trade in electronic waste, along with a FAQ on recycling, and an interview with Jim Puckett, who is a leading campaigner against the electronic waste trade.

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  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Technology

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    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120928104700395T,NSDL_SetSpec_internetscout,Social studies -- Technology,Social studies,Technology,Social Sciences,Social studies -- Current events/issues,NSDL

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    English

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