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November 06, 2002

Little Chips, Big Pollution

Most people think of the microchip as embodying a post-industrial technology, the clean science of cappucino-drinking white collar workers. Yet a new academic study details that every single two-gram microchip requires 3.7 pounds of fossil fuel and chemical inputs. Ounce for ounce, microchips are some of the most energy-gobbling and pollution-generating products on earth to create.

While many scientists and industry leaders are only just admitting this reality, activists in communities effected have been fighting technology toxics for years.

To learn more, check out the web site of Silicon Valley Toxics, founded twenty years ago this month to highlight and reform the toxic effects of the technology sector on our community.

Posted by Nathan at November 6, 2002 02:37 PM

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Good work, webmaster! Nice site!

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