Eco – Toxic Time Bomb


How we dispose of toxic waste – the problems.

SKU: 1286
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Producer: Central Television
Year Produced: 1989
Running time: 30 minutes
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Looks at the way Britain disposes of toxic waste, particularly in the Midlands. Normally the toxic waste is mixed with large quantities of household waste in landfills, and it is hoped that the bacteria will break it down, but this is considered dangerous and unsatisfactory by experts.
Solidification (mixing with concrete) is also controversial. There has been a ten-fold increase in the import of these wastes in Britain, but little is known about what happens when waste is buried, and the lethal results that could occur.

Made in 1989 this film reflects the cultural attitudes, procedures and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised are timeless.

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