Probe finds e-waste hazards in prisons
Nov 22, 2010 | 01:00 PM
| Lisa Gordon
An investigation of Federal Prison Industries Inc.'s electronic waste recycling program has uncovered numerous health concerns, as well as safety, environmental compliance and theft issues involving inmates who disassemble electronics to recover the metals.
"Staff members often failed to perform hazard assessments on new e-waste operations or did so incorrectly, and important health and safety information was not shared," according to a report spearheaded by the U.S. Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General.
The report was based on the inspection of 10 sites by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Occupational Health Service, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.....
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