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Feet of Ariel Zamora are afflicted with skin disorders after exposure to toxic waste near the former Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines.

When the U.S. closed two military bases in the Philippines, it left behind thousands of gallons of toxic waste. Today, Filipinos living near the bases suffer from cancer, miscarriages, and birth defects. As part of Chicago Matters: Growing Forward, we continue our look at The World’s Waste and talk with a woman trying to force the U.S. to clean up its toxic waste. Also, we look at waste management systems during and after war.

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