The International Traffic in Hazardous Wastes

R. Scott Frey

DOI: 10.2190/G0PM-PD8N-1NDU-6T34


Some waste producers and handlers in the developed countries ship hazardous wastes to the less developed countries. Numerous cases of such exports have been documented, but an overall assessment of the nature, scope, causes, and consequences of the problem, and of potential solutions to it, has been lacking. As a result, these issues remain a subject of some speculation and controversy. These issues are reviewed and an effort is made to put them in focus.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.