Garbage floats on the surface of a tributary in Newtown Creek, New York, in an area the size of 55 football fields designated by the US government as contaminated with hazardous substances and pollutants, in October 2012. Photo: AP

How a Taiwan court verdict just made the outsourcing of pollution much more difficult

Peter Wynn Kirby says the long-standing corporate practice of moving heavily polluting manufacturing work overseas has suffered a severe blow thanks to the enlightened approach of a Taiwan court

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Garbage floats on the surface of a tributary in Newtown Creek, New York, in an area the size of 55 football fields designated by the US government as contaminated with hazardous substances and pollutants, in October 2012. Photo: AP
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