Agbogbloshie: one of Ghana’s largest e‑waste dumps
Agbogbloshie is known as one of Ghana’s largest e‑waste dumps. It is a destination for locally generated electronic scrap and was alleged to be at the center of a legal and illegal exportation network for the environmental dumping of electronic waste (e-waste) from industrialized nations.
The soil and water have high concentrations of lead, mercury, thallium, hydrogen cyanide and polyvinyl chloride. Amid black smoke and the stench of burning plastic, living conditions are harsh and hazardous.
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