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Toxic Somalia


Title Toxic Somalia
Director(s) Paul Moreira
Date released (year) 2011
Production company Premieres   Lignes
Length 52 mins
Location Somalia
Keywords/tags Toxic waste,   dumping, nuclear
Link to film (in French)
Synopsis It costs just $2.50 to dump a tonne of   toxic waste off the coast of Somalia. It’s the world’s cheapest rubbish dump   and a nice little earner for certain westerners, who would have to pay $1,000   to dump their trash back home. But hundreds of Somalis are falling ill,   poisoned by other peoples’ waste. Barrels of nuclear waste frequently wash up   on the shores of Puntland and the beaches are often strewn with dead fish.

Who is dumping this waste in Somali waters?   Who in Somalia is making money from it? Two Italian journalists have already   lost their lives for asking such questions. We re-open the inquiry. It’s an   investigation that leads us into the shady underworlds of the Italian mafia,   Somali pirates and the lethal nuclear waste industry.


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