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six years after the death of gadhafi. the son i'll just say really travels to libya. to hear from some of those who for his regime contributed to his downfall. the battle of misrata at this time on al-jazeera. we understand the differences and the similarities of cultures across the world. so many times when you call home al-jazeera international bringing the news and current of families that matter to you. al-jazeera. matheson in doha the top stories on al-jazeera the u.s. has to accept refugees again but with tougher vetting measures the jump
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ministration has ended a ban on new arrivals but people from eleven countries regarded as high risk will be restricted to a case by case basis these countries haven't yet been identified elizondo has more from new york. that blanket ban of refugees entering the united states that's in did it in did they see being tuesday evening here in the u.s. when president trump signed this six page executive order doing so that's part of the story but the other part is what are the new vetting procedures that are in place we don't know all of them but we know some of them and they are among other things refugees that want to come to the u.s. will now need to provide even more information for not only themselves but family members as well addresses where they previously lived phone numbers e-mail addresses as well dating back ten years and not just five years also and this is significant. applicants applying for refugee status and u.s.
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will now have all of their social media accounts scrutinized by investigators as well during application process such as some of the vetting new vetting processes that are in place now here's the real complicated part there are a lesson administration identified quote unquote high risk countries they haven't named them where refugees from those countries are under a sort of limbo right now because there's another ninety day review period in place now signed by president trump looking at the vetting process for refugees from those countries we don't know what's countries are but presumably based on previous administration statements syria is most likely one of them as well as afghanistan and others so where does this practically leave refugees from eleven countries especially syria where there are so many refugees that need a safe whole place to call home now essentially the administration is saying they
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probably will not be let in for the next ninety days but the administration saying we'll look at them on a case by case basis meaning that you probably have to have a special case to get into the u.s. if you're from one of those eleven countries at this point so it's it's very complicated a lot of questions left unanswered quite frankly. meanwhile donald trump and two top republican senators have clashed ahead of a meeting on tax reform and the president is pushing for progress on his lawmaking agenda which is stalled in congress one of the senators accused of dividing and debasing the nation. the u.n. secretary general has praised peacekeepers in central african republic who are struggling to contain violence between religious groups but human rights activists say the un isn't doing enough to address accusations that troops have sexually abused children.
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russia has blocked the u.n. from extending an investigation into one of syria's deadliest chemical attacks at least eighty three people were killed in the rebel held town of conscious cone in april u.n. war crimes investigators say they have evidence that syrian government forces were behind the attack the kurdish regional government in iraq has suggested freezing the results of its a session referendum which triggered a row with the central government code say they're ready for talks with baghdad and want a cease fire that follows fighting between kurdish peshmerga i'm government forces near a major oil pipeline. me and bangladesh have agreed to work together to repatriate
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hundreds of thousands of our hinges who fled violence in me a mosque in northern iraq and state more than six hundred thousand have made the journey to bangladesh in the last two months those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after death by design by. i'm attached to my phone my computer my tablet. and it amazes me how in just twenty years they've completely changed the way i live and communicate
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. our devices are sleek and elegant. we store our lives in a beautiful cloud. than was. i started making this film to explore the impact of our digital revolution. and then secrets the industry tried to hide for years began to spill out. our electronics are made and unmade is dirty and dangerous. it's a global story of damaged lives environmental destruction and devices that are designed
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to die. in china massa. of industrialization have put a huge pressure on our ecosystem and on the environment. when it comes to i.t. industry many people think it's. it's great or natural it's rain or some people think it's even think it's virtual. but in our investigation we
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find it's not like that. this pollution is having different consequences but i think that the top impact and the biggest impact is on this public health we have nearly three hundred million rural residents who don't have access to sufficient safe drinking water. going to see what they almost see the happy shiny new economy but not. the kind that your show is you know i'm just trying. to over think it's fun but i don't.
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want. to just it's is a hold up you hold on is it and i don't wish i don't want. i keep thinking about the moment when i face all those environmental and social damage. river you know which carries all the ways to lake beside the river and this old ladies suddenly down down on their knees in front of me. was. no no no no no. i mean i don't have any sort of government administrative power and don't have much financial resources to deal with this but i told myself i had that moment in front of those ladies i told myself that. at least i need to bring the message out.
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i need to make sure that all the users of all those gadgets they need to be informed about this. i moved to this area in one nine hundred sixty nine to go to law school because i said i wanted to help people who didn't have the means to represent themselves. it was a time when most people not heard of the semi can address history. but within a few years people started seeing the the birth of what has become the you know global electronics industry. top names were companies hewlett packard apple intel advanced micro devices. the
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virtually the who's who of the electronics industry. you know course the granddaddy of them all was i.b.m. . when i got a card and i.b.m. that was great that was the company to work for at the time i could go any place where he worked at i.b.m. i don't need an id you just write a check it was that easy i.b.m. had that much clowne. i was the first microprocessor buyer for i.b.m. in the early eighty's the idea of a personal computer which was was on oxymoron right i mean personal computer what and what would you use it for anyway but it got legs and we started the p.c. business the first year they shipped fifty thousand units. and so we went from five thousand a week to forty thousand a week and at that point the p.c. was launched. from
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almost the very beginning you heard electronics and semiconductor production it was a clean industry they said it was as clean as a hospital but what they weren't telling people was that it was really a chemical handling industry and that the magic of making these microcircuits relied on the use of hundreds if not thousands of very toxic chemicals and that's why they have clean rooms that's why they have bunny suits to try to protect the chips it was never designed to protect the workers it was always designed to protect the product itself over i got those a lot of different chemicals they built the disk drives we had to strip them out and then would literally have to dip him in in severe gas and with a sponge and just with arm with severe i dunno what it was i just knew it stunk really bad and you couldn't get it on your skin because it would burn you like
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nobody's business what what happened was people started getting sick with very strange kinds of illnesses things that didn't seem to make a lot of sense and didn't seem to hang together but increasingly as this happened more and more there was a small group of people that began to think that maybe this was related to the chemical exposure on the job. one put music on yeah right you want to turn on the music from. but some good music on today. right there. beside me there's a thing at. the end of. the. one nine hundred seventy five i was eighteen years old and i started working in the electronics field i went to spectra physics and they just hired me just like. i was making the end of the laser and i would have to mix up this chemical in i
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used to call it green go. and get the consistency and then put into a spray gun and i would have to heat that up after a glued on together that was just all day that i did at that event you know the material she was using turns out to be probably in the vicinity of fifty percent little excite she didn't know she was exposed to lead in to with it and i got pregnant with mark in one thousand seventy nine and that was full term my months and we're just really happy about it. that he doesn't even know to cross the street and you know a car is coming to stop going to the restroom you know i have to go with him in there so i have to system with everything. number one or. if i knew what i know now how to read out
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a spec or physics at the time it was unnecessary it just. breaks my heart that i could avoid it. oh we're filing this lawsuit against your employer and it's a lawsuit for his son who was born with severe developmental disabilities and is a suit concealment of system a chemical poisoning case of the vet and for the direct injuries to mark. marks condition isn't like a cold take antibiotics and you're going to be fine and by a days this is life. your love just overrides all that and you do what you got to do to this day i still do that. i'm sorry getting.
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i discovered i.b.m. had a propeller touted. which they kept for thirty years and it kept track of the causes of death of their lloyd's the most dramatic findings were about cancer for the company as a whole this was thirty three thousand deaths that were in this corporate mortality file so included people who had worked all over the u.s. . but then when you look at specific plants like the i.b.m. plant in san jose there was some extraordinary excess costs of deaths one was brain cancer the other was not hodgkinson foma another was melanoma the skin and in the women breast cancer was three and four fold higher than expected. that was the heart just said it was a loss of. innocent a clear a courtroom today the first trial out of more than two hundred similar lawsuits filed against i.b.m. former i.b.m. workers jim bore and a lighter hernandez say they developed cancer from exposure to toxic chemicals at
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i.b.m. san jose facility in the late seventy's or early ninety's i mean literally tried to prevent the results of the tally analysis from ever seeing the light of day in fact they went to the judge and said this can't be used in this case a lot of hernandez is not dead she's going to be in the courtroom and not only was it not relevant the judge said it it might prejudice the jury if they saw what these excess costs were and so he denied use of it in the court many of the brands will respond to questions by saying no one has ever proved to me that a single person has died from exposure to these chemicals either within inside their factories or outside of the factories and of discussion. but that's not the way that we approach environmental or occupational health in the world we are not flying blind here at all especially on the chemicals at issue here in the
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electronics industry actually and most of the common chemical used in all industrial manufacturing we've been at this work for forty years. if you look at the pub listening generated by again you would think that we lost everything and that's simply not coming. after the trial i.b.m. matters were resolved for hundreds of people whose claims did not go to trial. what can you tell us about the settlements. i'm not going to be able to talk about any of the resolutions of the cases and. can you give any details at all did you have to agree not to reveal the details as part of the settlement all i can say is that the matters were resolved that's what i'm allowed to say.
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here in silicon valley chip companies in the other electronics production companies used hundreds if not thousands of toxic chemicals and the most of the chemicals once they're used in making the components needed to be disposed of as waste the companies ended up storing them in underground storage tanks all over the valley. but what the brilliant people who are designing these systems didn't quite think through all the way was that the solvent swer really good at dissolving things and so when you put them into a tank eventually they're going to eat their way through the tank. solvents that the electronics industry used in production in silicon valley in the
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seventy's and eighty's are now on in the groundwater and if you think about putting a drop of ink in a bathtub. that spreads really quickly and it's really hard to get that dropping back that's what we're dealing with except we're dealing with multiples of gallons of the stuff that is in the groundwater. in late one thousand a one there were over one hundred families in one little neighborhood who had serious problems and the state health department discovered that the families that were drinking the most heavily contaminated water had significantly higher rates of miscarriages and birth defects then did people in other neighborhoods with the chemical industry will often say if i had not a dime for every time i heard this but even water can kill you then those non toxic thing of course it can but only if you stick your face down in the bathtub or fall into a you know fall into a large body of water. and so that has the traditional approach to toxicology is
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that the more stuff you're exposed to the more harm it causes you but what we're seeing in particularly around cancer and around hormone disrupting chemicals is that it's when you're exposed to it the time of exposure so if you're in third trimester and you get even a perp or billion or part petroleum exposure it can actually cause significant damage. we formed this silicon valley tuxes coalition and we did a summer organizing project getting people to sign petitions asking the e.p.a. step in with their authority in the superfund program. testing yes. and i went to a meeting in washington and presented these thousands of petitions saying we need e.p.a. to come in it's time for e.p.a. to exercise your authority and to everybody's great surprise they agreed to do that . so hewlett packard became a superfund site until became
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a superfund site national semiconductor advanced micro devices i.b.m. you name it they were there and they were all superfund sites and. the cost of cleanup for i.b.m. as well as all the other companies has been tremendous it's an enormously slow and tedious process. if you look right over here also this is a major residential neighborhood just directly across the street from this industrial site. most of the people living here today are unaware of this huge toxic plume. and those same chemicals that are still right under where we're standing are now beginning to seep back up out of the groundwater through the soil and are actually coming into the offices of these software engineers
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a google. and this is the one that e.p.a. said might take three hundred years to clean up. this is so complicated the devastation is so enormous that we're really talking centuries of cleanup not just years or decades. the problem is that it just keeps reoccur. when companies started moving away from silicon valley to china i think that they were the only too happy to have the government off their backs. the chinese government made an offer to multinational corporations that they couldn't refuse. you need a land and you need money and you need government approval and you need lots of people to put it all together well they have all of that in china. so it's just going to be the same. which you just.
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see. one of the primary purposes of outsourcing is to enable companies like apple to make what are essentially an reasonable demands on manufacturers that they wouldn't and couldn't make if they actually had to employ the workers directly apple doesn't have to worry about what it means to workers when they insist on a tripling of the pace of i phone production. of the gloom and sounds of those who. come in the new. tool don't go.
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anyway focused on this and you. know. how you can see as you go by the one you don't we see the same with the current. now i can go down the music a song guys hear. this one dance here. you see the late ninety's. and the. new them will. cause a new year. to
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live. through. to reduce. good. time when you know. your stance even though you sang the song you can still read. into. this.
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and then i think you. know it's easy to do so because later so. based on. so good about themselves. there's a. good seat on the end of a will wanting to. do more to go in the order changing toward a new shanghai you can team all your feet up to your house and dine you can get without any engine and. in. the truth of the
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injured in the cost you. know you turned over to one of the one of the two ladies. sure. to live. he told me he. sees him.
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in a country beset by poverty and lack of infrastructure. sometimes we risk our lives in taking these roads with cattle saving lives it dangerous job the vaccine. so it's always good when you four hours there are patients waiting for his mother who must be ok life start threads. a week ago one of the gang stops on because of the road at that kind of gridlock for the risking it all guinea at this time on al-jazeera a new television station in afghanistan is turning the focus on women it's on t.v. they are on camera in the guest chair and in the control room the founder of zone t.v. says this project couldn't wait this team is for those mothers on both to sit on those wife's living in afghanistan there's all this talking about their rights but they didn't see anything in a nation where education was forbidden for girls as recently as two thousand and
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one a network just for women is a mark of progress there's also a very real element of danger of course we are threatened but the conscious sit in the corner of our homes we have to go forward and develop ourselves and help bring peace and stability to our country it was an audacious bid to capture a city in the southern philippines and tone it into a province of myself. with rai left the smoking room is asia the new battlefront went to a nice the investigations at this time on al-jazeera. matheson in doha the top stories on all jazeera the u.s. has to accept refugees again but with tougher vetting measures the trumpet
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ministration has ended a ban on new arrivals but people from eleven countries regarded as high risk will be restricted to a case by case basis these countries haven't yet to be an identified earlier this year the president put a hold on the refugee program as part of a larger u.s. travel ban from new york and has more on some of the new screening measures refugees want to come to the u.s. will now need to provide even more information for not only themselves but family members as well addresses where they previously lived phone numbers email addresses as well dating back ten years and not just five years also and this is significant . applicants applying for refugee status and u.s. will now have all of their social media accounts scrutinized meanwhile donald trump and two top republican senators have clashed ahead of a meeting on tax reform the president is pushing for progress in his law making
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agenda which has stalled in congress one of the senators accused of dividing. the nation the u.n. secretary general has praised peacekeepers in the central african republic who are struggling to contain violence between religious groups when human rights activists say the un isn't doing enough to address accusations that troops have sexually abused children russia has blocked the u.n. from extending an investigation into one of syria's deadliest chemical attacks at least eighty three people were killed in the rebel held town of qana in april the u.n. war crimes investigators say they have evidence that syrian government forces were behind the attack. the kurdish regional government in iraq has suggested freezing the results of a secession referendum which triggered a row with the central government the cards say they're ready for talks with baghdad and want a cease fire but a special forces have been fighting government troops near a key oil pipeline ma'am are in bangladesh have agreed to work together to
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repatriate hundreds of thousands over who fled violence in me and most northern iraq on the state more than six hundred thousand people have made the journey to bangladesh in the last two months and those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after death by design all see in about half an hour by the now. this new film. as you see it youngest of us you do it has died and fifteen others were injured after an explosion at a foxconn factory in chengdu south with trying to. get around seven pm in a workshop and appears to have been triggered by an explosion of combustible dust dumped. no one to be
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surprised that aluminum dust if it's in a high enough concentration and there is an ignition source it will produce explosion and fire this is a hazard which is extremely well known. so the fact that apple suppliers have an explosion in chengdu in the plant means that they had very poor housekeeping very poor production processes that's terrible. what's completely unacceptable is that five months later at another plant by within the apple supply chain they had another explosion and fire. as outrageously inexcusable that they had a second one five months later. they set up the supply chains exactly the way they want them they monitor these private chains with exacting scrutiny so they know exactly what's going into their products
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at every point along the way. we've all i think said of the guys. that have. to i have an i phone five here and i'm at show you a little bit about what's inside what makes a tech and the some of the design choices that apple made putting it together to the first thing up or has on the bottom is too proprietary penta loeb screws this is a security scare the apple designed to keep people out of the phone once we get the phone open we can start to see the guts this isn't really a phone it's pretty much
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a full blown computer that can make your phone last for eight hours or you need a really big battery. batteries and phones last about four hundred charges every cell phone i've ever had just popped the back off you can pull the battery out swap a new battery and every year or two you have to replace a battery apple has decided with the i pod and now the i phone that they don't like that model so what they are doing is building the batteries in the phone and using proprietary screws on their in the temp to limit the lifespan of the phone to about eighteen months which is around the time when they have a new phone and they want you to buy a new one anyway. i think says a company that wants to see everything get fixed so we show people how to fix things and provide the parts tools and guides to enable them to do so helping everyone fix everything so that's the challenge it's a big challenge because there's millions of devices out there and luke and i are reluctant capitalists we get excited selling screwdrivers even though that's seems
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like a boring product because we're selling people a capability with able to do something that they wouldn't have otherwise we want to make it simple and easy for me to repair their own stuff. the amount of raw materials that go into the products that we use are staggering to over five hundred pounds around material go into making a down self. so here's an example of a circuit board in this you waste bin this is out of apple laptop from a few years ago even if you make this circuit board in the most environmentally friendly way it's still going to use a ton of water a ton of money probably literally a ton of water lots and lots of materials. books when we know of or most of you know. bringing back what nothing is different. yet. electronics industry is close in ways that through digital american manufacturers are. they're selling
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a thing and they're saying well you have it but you don't really own it. there's no way we're ever going to sell you a screwdriver to be able to get on the phone ford would never sell you a car and say we're not going to make tires available to it to keep your car running after thirty thousand miles you have an entire ecosystem and entire industry that's built on secrecy and we're one organization that's trying to pry open the hood a little bit show people what's inside. and we've kind of been conditioned by manufacturers and brands to leave yourself on the outside don't worry about the details we make this product we give it to you and you just use this product when it stops working you go buy a new one. when we originally started i think said it was just a way to provide people with some solution to fix broken devices. and over time we've realized both the manufacturing and the environmental problems are all huge
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concern. over the last few years i've been to china on a regular basis a lot of that related to our tool manufacturing. and. we're looking at getting some circuit boards manufactured. this is the big rechargeable battery and this is the main circuit board in here so considering it's just a flashlight you can see it's a surprisingly complex circuit board and i've got these basic schematics for the sort of board once we did it and we'll leave them with the facts and there's been a. finding this supplier that is environmentally friendly has good quality and has reasonable pricing all three of those at once is probably going to be a challenge. for
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some action photos like. visiting factories we've found that it's surprisingly effective to show up on short notice. in general any factory of it's not willing to let you see the factory is an immediate red flag at least for someone that we don't want to do business with. this is the big. a line from the factory said this is where they're edging it bringing all these nasty acids and other chemicals and. you've got a little bit of acid believe you can see acid on the outside in the machine.
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i walked over to where there were some storage tanks and it was basically asset all over the floor and the moment i looked over that they told me no get back away from here and this isn't giving me a good feeling. as far as making sure everything's done correctly environmentally it doesn't seem like that's a priority for them. and they go about the mouse who river and use it the fact that it was so dear to you is the price you have to pay for the last thirty years of development you. don't want to buy from them.
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what you got was the time to someone. from what you know about incentives the front of you know. what not to buy you were down. to the job when. you saw. on the committee. just until we sort of i said you know she brings mice and that would tend to buy them just smile. and said what the idea what that's like a model of model hope we're. going. to do a lot of the next time we're done so that it. doesn't you know but you know when you see you tony. there's a new to. do it so you suddenly and so when we should. do it's a typical high profit. from them by us but to get don't you think you. do
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see. the bit. that is constantly changing and. among all those. you. spend a lot of time travel you. can't see. them you see they have. this is definitely the most professional of the factories visited. the fact that we're being taken through this water treatment facility is a really promising sign. you start out with incredibly yucky water and it goes through a progressive series of filters and other processes and eventually you end up with hopefully acceptably clean water. the coolest thing when the water is coming
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through the treatment facility some of the water comes out and dumps into this thing and they have fish in here in the factory and i said well they know the water treatment is working ok as long as the fish are still alive a little unfortunate for the fish because if something breaks maybe the fish die but it's clear to me that this would definitely be a factory to buy from up the one we visited. from the institute of public and environmental affairs ma june. thank you ladies and gentlemen i'm truly honored and humbled to be the first chinese citizen to receive the scole award was thank
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you i set up this institute of public on your bar medal affairs ip and our first project is to. a national water pollution database. though this records comes from the government sources the public can access the information by click on the locations on the map because people want to know you know who should be held responsible for such a bad what a pollution situation and so far we got some more than one hundred and ten thousand records of violations in our database. april two thousand and ten we filed letters to twenty nine ninety brands to check with them whether those polluting factories whether they are their
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suppliers. all of them responded except the one that is an apple. apple just give us one statement that is we have a long term policy not to disclose our supply chain or. not to. my june contacted me and we began to work together to apply additional pressure to a company with headquarters here in the united states might join singled out a number of facilities that he believed were in apple supply chain that it had a very heavy environmental impact in their locality and when he level of those charges apple was shocked and is sort of in denial that this type of problem to this extent could really exist in their supply chain. i
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think it's important to understand that this is not just about apple you know this is about the idea industry. they all share printed circuit board manufacturers they all share chip manufacturer is you know despite their audit protocols there is a lot more talk than walk on environmental impacts in the supply chain. you say to yourself how could they not know about any of these problems but you know it's it's always you ask and it's all you look for so if you are there and you have a checklist of what you need and you need it now and that checklist does not include what's going on at the end of the pipe of your wastewater treatment plant it's actually conceivable that you know exactly where it's being made you just don't know exactly how it's being made and what the impact is. that's what's going
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on not just with apple but with all of these companies. forty years of operating the environmental protection agency in this country these are american based companies hard to believe. we still have this industry which is discharging so much waste not just normal waste hazardous waste. in just one supplier it generates more than one hundred thousand tons of hazardous waste in one year. how could we dispose stuff you know in a safe way so how much a time bomb this industry is gonna create. in
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electronics at this moment of time i believe we're in the dinosaur age. we're using too many resources too many raw materials and the life of a computer isn't a big leap three or four years the. wrist mall company in our hand and a mission is to produce a fair trade computer. in the early days i repaired this component levels on the computers and one imports. from i noticed that there was huge amount of waste in the computer industry. so we started designing and building a database of raven reuse with computers. this is my father's environmental drill now electricity and just you know.
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how can you build a computer would have plastic how could you build a computer without lead mercury p.v.c.'s brominated flame returns and all the other heavy metals. that was our gold the material we use is wood so that it's technology of one hundred years ago but it's perfectly good. computers will last seven to ten years because home users non-technical people can repair and replace i'm never place in the memory you can extend the life of an upgrade ability. today is these are major launch in europe. we've lots of say invites intel to
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people. we were awarded the world's first year p. e. coli for integration desktop computers it was the world's first ever achieve this award at that time i thought wow that the gates will open with orders post flood in first that was not the case maybe a little bit of naive essay on my part. as hard as they're like government agencies some people like that there is no room for environmental they are totally just bottom line. i'm looking at it now it's one little step at a time the what we need to do is work harder build more computers and get people to join us. americans toss out a lot of gadgets every day. if we look at the three million or so tons of
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electronic waste that gets generated in united states every year probably fifteen percent of that gets recycled. and some percent of that gets recycled in a responsible fashion. part to. move. the wind. or.
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to. those who. now. she need. to heisley use a male voice here that. we think ok will send are you waste of china let them burn it let them have the pollution but we have to remember that air pollution travels around the globe. that pollution is getting lost into the atmosphere and coming right back to us. metals and metals in metal you know and it's there's no other form for it to convert to you can convert it from being in the soil to being in the water to being in the air but you still have a metal. in our work we
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fly through clouds and we sample the cloud droplets and we measure the chemistry of each one very fast as you're flying through a cloud. there flashing as fast as you can imagine on a screen and we collect all that information and what we get is what's a chemical fingerprint. in california with getting rid of lead in gasoline we've reduced the amount of lead we have and so when lead shows up that is one of the tracers that we say this could be from elsewhere and we can trace it back in time and say you know four days ago this air was over asia. and you have more pollution and you have more aerosols those go into the cloud and it's you have so many things they can't get big enough to fall and lead to rain. and it's giving you these extremes of either not enough water in some places and
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way too much water in other places. what happens if we push it too far. we'll start to see more of these extreme events things like flooding and hurricanes. these are what people often refer to as tipping points and not so that's what we're very concerned about happening. my attachment to my devices is more complicated now. it's hard to get excited about the next new model or upgrade knowing what they really cost to make. the industry in it's constant search for cheaper workers and land is moving on to new countries with few government safeguards or inspections. we all have a share in this problem. but we can use our voices and our buying power to demand
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real labor safety and greater environmental protections. the digital revolution has improved our lives in so many ways. we need to make sure it doesn't rob us of our health and our planet. welcome back now as we take a look at weather conditions across the americas we've had a night to of weather system going through the carolinas which caused quite extensive damage from so the strong winds which may have been linked to an article
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activity that's yet to be confirmed but the system is now swept right on through as you can see but we still got some showers towards the eastern seaboard moony standing up into parts of canada cold air digging down behind this system so if you look at the forecast a cargo a maximum of just nine degrees so any early showers clearing away so bright conditions for new york and washington d.c. fine across much of the florida peninsula there maybe miami still seeing some early rain across the rest of the south it's fine fine in denver colorado but across western areas a lot of sunshine but you know that low pressure system across western parts of canada not pushes further towards the east during the following twenty four hours in the circulation with it as well so winnipeg may see some snow later on otherwise it becomes slightly model there for chicago at fourteen into central parts of america in the caribbean for most of the islands weather conditions not looking too bad plenty of sunshine but through the isthmus we continue to see some pretty heavy
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