Are Old P Cs Poisoning Us?

Toxic gear is piling up in landfills, but recycling could help

After The Morning News in Florence, S.C., outfitted staffers with new computers, managers tried to find takers for the old gear. Not expecting much for their old computers, they thought it would be a breeze to unload the nearly three tons of equipment. But after eight months of trying to sell, donate, or recycle the discards, Assistant Systems Manager Karen Robertson-Kidd found just one viable destination: "They ended up in a landfill. Nobody wanted them."

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