[Ilugc] [OT] Old Computers, Rs. 14 /- per k.g.
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Fri May 23 23:33:43 IST 2008
>Subject: Re: [Ilugc] [OT] Old Computers, Rs. 14 /- per k.g.
>On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 3:13 PM, Akarsh Simha <akarshsimha at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Apparently, there is an enterprise where they extract Gold from
> >electronic hardware. They put the PCBs in strong acids, which will
> >dissolve everything except gold and recover the gold used to make the
> >contacts inside ICs in the PCB.
>And the depleted(!) acids.... how is it disposed?
>Its better not to use this service and contribute to poisoning the
>env. Just let the machines lie as is till someone finds a way to
>dispose them off safely. Maybe a space ship that will get rid of these
>ejunk in outer space!!
This service is actually illegal. India ratified the basel convention long back, and this industry is a grey market op.
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