Three containers with suspected toxic electronic waste from the United States were detained by Hong Kong inspectors after environmental activists boarded a cargo ship, a campaigner said Sunday.
The activists from Greenpeace placed a giant banner across three containers that said “Toxic Waste Not Welcomed Here” aboard a ship that was due to unload the containers in Hong Kong late Saturday.
The e-waste would then have been trucked to nearby Guangdong province in southern China, where it would have been dismantled, Edward Chan, a Greenpeace campaigner told AFP.
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