South Africa protests toxic dumping

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South Africa is facing a dilemma as it struggled to decide what to do with half a million tonnes of toxic waste. A state transport company plans to dump asbestos in the country’s northern cape, but residents are putting up a fight against the move which they see as dangerous to their health.

(Source: AlJazeeraEnglish YouTube channel)

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