America’s Toxic Electronic Waste Becomes China’s Dirty Secret

60 Minutes takes you to one of the most toxic places on Earth — a place government officials and gangsters don’t want you to see. It’s a town in China where you can’t breathe the air or drink the water, a town where the blood of the children is laced with lead.

It’s worth risking a visit because much of the poison is coming out of the homes, schools and offices of America. This is a story about recycling — about how your best intentions to be green can be channeled into an underground sewer that flows from the United States and into the wasteland.

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