HOSTED BY BILL MOYERS Few Americans realize that the hazardous waste we generate here is one of our country's leading exports to third world nations. Global Dumping Ground, a PBS Frontline special report, reveals how toxic exports have become big business - and a serious health hazard to the citizens of foreign nations.
Stricter regulations and higher disposal costs have made it more difficult to dispose of toxic waste in this country. Since no U.S. law prohibits exporting this deadly refuse, much of it is flowing at a lucrative profit to countries with few regulations.Global Dumping Ground travels to dump sites in several countries, and follows the trail of the notorious Colbert brothers, who shipped falsely labeled barrels to over a hundred countries. This is a hard-hitting, investigative documentary which raises important environmental and regulatory concerns.
"Recommended. A hard-hitting, eye-opening tale of environmental neglect and Third World exploitation. Very well-made and intensely disturbing."— Library Journal
"Editor's Choice. Highly recommended. Shocking yet mesmerizing Global Dumping Ground alerts viewers to the darker side of waste disposal (which reaches up into the largest corporations)."— Video Librarian"Five stars. Highly recommended." — Video Rating Guide for Libraries