September 8, 2010

Major Seizure of E-waste in India

Filed under: Asia, seaports — Tags: , — inece @ 3:14 pm

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The Hindu reports that

Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Chennai, have seized 127 tonnes of e-waste imported from four foreign countries from a container terminal here.

C. Rajan, Additional Director General, DRI, Chennai, said they had received a tip-off that electrical and electronic waste was being imported on the pretext being used computers, through the Chennai port.

Five consignments from eight containers were taken up for scrutiny. While one each was imported from Australia, Brunei and Canada, two were from Korea.

Examination of goods in the containers revealed the presence of computer monitors, CPUs and processors, which were found to be very old, used and appeared to be in unusable condition.

For the full article, visit The Hindu online.

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