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Posted Sat Jan 2 2010: from China Daily:
China seizes 8,500 tons of smuggled waste tires from US
The Chinese customs authority said it had seized more than 8,500 tons of highly-polluting used tires smuggled from the United States, the biggest amount in recent years. Smugglers pretended they were importing rubber and shipped the pollutants to the coastal city of South China's Guangzhou via Hong Kong between December 2008 and February 2009, the General Administration of Customs said Thursday. The Huangpu Customs officials in Guangzhou found in late December 366 uncleared containers of the smuggled waste at the Dongjiangkou Port, which had lain there for almost a year, said Chen Wen, an inspection department official with the customs. The containers, if lined up, would stretch a length of 4.7 kilometers, according to customs officials.
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'Doc Michael says:
Can't they turn all those tires into finger puzzles or firecrackers or something?

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