Copper wires, car parts and other scraps are burned for paying customers by children in Old Fadama to recover the metal, which is then sold as scrap. Spending their days inhaling the toxic fumes from burning plastics and other materials, and handling the heavy metals present in electronic waste, the children say they earn GHC 1 (about $0.70) per load. Colloquially referred to as 'Sodom and Gomorrah, Old Fadama is located in Ghana's capital Accra and is home to some some 80,000 people.
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Copper Wire Electronic Waste Environment Environmental Pollution Filth Fire Flames Garbage Garbage Dump Ghetto Health Polluted Pollution Refuse Rubbish Sanitation Scrap Metal Slum Smoke Sodom and Gomorrah Trash Underprivileged Community Urban Poverty e-Waste poverty urban congestion slums overcrowding sanitation urban density inner cities inner city
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