This place is in a pathetic competition with the crude electronics “recycling” facilities found in some African countries as well as in some rural communities in China. Years ago, 20/20 and 60 Minutes ran investigative pieces on these operations. In the 60 Minutes piece, the camera crew videotaped in a facility in a small Chinese town that was not a part of the official tour. They were quickly accosted by thugs who tried to fight them and confiscate the cameras.
Addendum: A few nights ago, I heard one of the hosts on Red Eye Radio state that hybrid and electric cars aren’t as green as people would like to believe because of the amount of energy used and the waste products generated by the battery manufacturing process. I am now wondering whether this is propaganda or whether it is true.