Brazil dispatches suspected Czech waste back to sender

24-08-2010

Brazil is sending a cargo of suspected illegal waste thought to have originated in the Czech Republic back to Hamburg. Brazilian authorities found the shipment of 22 tons of illegal waste at the start of the month. Czech authorities originally downplayed the idea it could come from the Czech Republic but the Ministry of Environment now says it is carrying out checks at a local firm from which the waste could have originated. The waste is being shipped back to Hamburg where it could be disposed of. It is illegal under an international convention to ship waste from rich countries to poor.