Tibetans protest over environmental damage caused by mining company: leaked chemicals; pollution of Lichu river; dead fish from poisoned water; dead cows.
Incident Tag: Negligence
American Chipmakers Had a Toxic Problem. Then They Outsourced It (Suppliers)
Companies in the semiconductor industry accussed of outsourcing chip manufacture using the highly toxic chemicals “ethylene glycol ethers”, or EGEs in South Korea after 1995, when such substances were banned in their domicile for causing diseases such as cancer, miscarriages, leukemia, infertility and others.
Electronics Standards Are In Need of Repair | Big Tech Has Destroyed America’s Sustainable Electronics Standards
Report accuses electronics companies for: holding a large voting bloc on most U.S. green standards groups; consistently opposing repair and reuse designs for their products; instead approve criteria they can easily achieve and earn green certificates.
Riggers sought evacuation before deadly Chevron blast
Two KS Drilling workers die after ‘KS Endeavor’ jackup rig explodes during drilling of an exploration well for Chevron.
Greenpeace report links western firms to Chinese river polluters
Chinese conglomerate supplying leading brands discharged hormone-disrupting chemicals and other toxins into the country’s major water systems, according to Greenpeace.
Apple faces pollution storm in China
Group of 36 Chinese environmental groups issue report, accusing electronics companies, especially Apple, of failing to address concerns over pollution and worker health issues in factories supplying its components.
HP and Apple’s toxic laptops exposed (Apple)
Laboratory test reveals highest level of a type of toxic flame retardant, tetrabromobisphenol A, in Apple’s MacBooks.
HP and Apple’s toxic laptops exposed (HP)
Laboratory tests reveal high levels of toxic chemical decaBDE in HP laptops, despite HP claims of having removed decaBDE from its products years ago.
Pulling the plug on dirty electronics
Greenpeace accuses major electronics companies for using unrecyclable and toxic materials in their products causing pollution and health hazards in poor Asian countries where electronics are discarded.
Child Worker Dies on iPhone 5C Production Line
Child worker (15 years old), among other sudden deaths of workers at Pegatron factory primarily making iPhone 5s and tablet PCs. Pegatron never carried out in-depth investigations into the causes of death after the incidents occurred.