Friday, October 5, 2007

The dump that is said to be poisoning children

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This photo, by Khalil Senosi of the Associated Press, shows an apartment in Nairobi, Kenya, engulfed by toxic smoke from one of Africa's largest dumps.

Q1x00198_9Each day, the 30-acre trash pile receives some 2,000 tons of garbage, including industrial and medical waste such as used syringes. Reuters found Willis Ochieng, 10, digging through the pile of smoking refuse. "I have been coming here with my friends since I was eight," he says. "We come every day from the morning to the night. We come for plastic bags, anything metal we can sell."

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