toxic waste

 
Editorial: Poisoning of the Karoo
Editorial: Poisoning of the Karoo
You can walk beside exposed uranium waste in the Karoo. Your only entry requirement is a good pair of shoes. Piles of mining waste, laced with...
[Video]Child miners: 'I do it to afford schoolbooks and uniforms'
[Video]Child miners: 'I do it to afford schoolbooks and uniforms'
Children as young as eight face toxic gas, mercury poisoning and death in Tanzania's illegal mines.
Joburg's iconic mine dumps are a health risk, say activists
Joburg's iconic mine dumps are a health risk, say activists
A slightly creepy feeling overwhelms me as we drive away after spending a morning in Snake Park, Soweto. My teeth feel slightly gritty and as I lick...
Toxic waste costs poor their lives
Toxic waste costs poor their lives
 This unrecognised health burden is on the scale of malaria or tuberculosis, a new report has found.
Sishen fight gets really dirty
Sishen fight gets really dirty
In the ongoing fight between Kumba Iron Ore and Imperial Crown Trading (ICT) over mining rights to a 21,4% share of Sishen mine, ICT have made...
Oil trader fined for toxic dumping
Oil trader fined for toxic dumping
The oil trader, Trafigura, has been fined €1-million (R9,55-million) for illegally exporting tonnes of hazardous waste to West Africa.
Community cooker protects environment, helps poor
Community cooker protects environment, helps poor
Kenya's huge and squalid slums don't have much of anything, except mountains of trash that fill rivers and muddy streets, breeding disease.
Côte d'Ivoire court gives 20-year jail term in pollution case
Côte d'Ivoire court gives 20-year jail term in pollution case
A Côte d'Ivoire court on Wednesday handed down jail terms of 20 years and five years to two people for the dumping of toxic waste from a...

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