7/2/2005--Taizhou, Zheijiang Province, China..Shipping containers at the Shujiang port in Taizhou. At the port, ships from Japan and Korea filled with industrial waste and smuggled e-waste, off load waste 24 hrs a day. After being offloaded it is piled up waiting to be auctioned off to local waste processing firms. However, much of the e-waste is smuggled in containers...The eastern Chinese port city of Taizhou has now become the center for much of the illegal trade in e-waste (computer waste). 24 hours a day ships arrive in the city?s harbor carrying cargo of waste, including millions of computer parts. These parts flow out of the port in trucks into the city and hinterland where hundreds of tiny work shops break down the parts, melting off the precious metals and using acids to separate gold from circuits boards, mobile phones, monitors and other computer parts. Neighborhoods are filled with the noxious and toxic fumes of this unregulated industry and thousands of men, women and children are exposed to a toxic cocktail of fumes and dust released. ..Photograph By Stuart Isett.All photographs ©2005 Stuart Isett.All rights reserved.