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Volume 13, Issue 1.
The disposal and management of hazardous waste is one of the world's most problematic issues. Shipment of hazardous waste between OECD countries is extensive and has been going on for years. Until recently, however, little has been known about hazardous waste shipments from the industrialized North to the less developed South. Some Third World ... read moreleaders point to the lack of binding international law, calling the issue "toxic terrorism" and "garbage imperialism." In this article Ms. Susanne Rublack summarizes international regulatory efforts to control such movements and traces the evolution of an upcoming UN-sponsored international convention on trans-frontier shipment of hazardous waste.