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Deadly health care fires: Decades-old wiring found in scores of hospitals in Romania

Abstract: In recent years, more than a dozen people have died in hospital fires in Romania, some of which resulted from old electrical infrastructure. At Context, we have spent months investigating the phenomenon and found that almost half of Romania’s state hospitals have intensive care units with electrical systems older than 20 years. The Ministry […]

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Antwerp as a worldwide hub for illegal plastic waste

Abstract: The port of Antwerp plays an important role in the international plastic waste trade, which is increasingly falling into criminal hands. Inadequate controls, understaffing at customs and broken scanners open the door to abuse, according to research by Humo and others. Containers full of illegal plastic waste leave Antwerp for Asia, to be dumped there.  by Dominique Soenens Published in […]

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