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, 2010
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UN prepares report on India’s hazardous waste

Source: The Asian Age, New Delhi, Date: , 2010

The campaign launched by civil society groups against the huge quantities of toxic waste being generated in India has forced the United Nations to send UN special reporters Okechukwu Ibeanu to get a first hand take on practices being followed here in New Delhi. Mr Ibeanu visited the newly-started Attero recycling facility in Roorkee on Jan 13, 2010 which has been created specifically for the disposal of e-waste.”India, being a major IT destination, is presently producing 400,000 tonnes of e-waste annually. This is extremely hazardous in nature because electronic items contain over 50 hazardous chemicals or heavy metals that can cause serious health and environmental risks if not disposes off in a safe manner,” said Mr ibeanu.