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EPA's E-Waste Export Rules Not Good Enough: GAO

Law360 (September 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has failed to regulate the export of used electronics overseas, opening the door for potential hazardous waste contamination in developing nations that cannot properly dispose of electronic waste, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

GAO released the report to the public on Wednesday at a hearing before the Asia, Pacific and the global environment subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

According to GAO, the EPA rule that currently governs the export of potentially hazardous...
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