Transboundary E-wasteMain MenuIntroduction: a map of the map.An introductory page for users after the landing page.Defining a starting point for the controversy map.A description of how we obtained a floating statement for the controversy map.Mapping the controversy on the web.A path containing the movements through the web corpus.Mapping the controversy on the scholarly web.A path leading users through the controversy as it can be traced in the scholalrly literature.Key findings.A short summary of key findings with links to appropriate parts of the map.Procedures for mapping the wild web.A path through the procedures we used to map the wild web.Procedures for mapping the scholarly web.A path through the procedures used to map the scholarly web.References, further reading, and tools.A page offering a list of suggested further reading and descriptions of main tools used in this controversy map.Josh Lepawsky31444794f29f45991a28c6c997946216e765688eJohn-Michael Davisf787e14b50e5a81b5a0cddeca64901018c933909Donny Persaud113ae967bd2d3037d2982353d771c6ad48515166Grace Akesebb4c76b563d1dcb8fc6851361486b801fce50755Liwen Chen0afa93a5fb126f8db135c704ec2d04b9f33ea134
12017-02-03T11:02:56-08:00Josh Lepawsky31444794f29f45991a28c6c997946216e765688e68261An example of an image statement using a fracking example.plain2017-02-03T11:02:56-08:00Josh Lepawsky31444794f29f45991a28c6c997946216e765688e
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12017-02-03T11:04:06-08:00Defining a starting point for the controversy map.10A description of how we obtained a floating statement for the controversy map.plain3707382017-12-06T04:55:22-08:00To elicit a statement from which to initiate the controversy mapping process we approached the membership of the Solve the E-waste Problem (StEP) initiative. Our e-mail message to a group of approximately 127 individuals read in part:
We are writing to offer another opportunity to send us a statement that sums up for you the issue of the transboundary movement of e-waste. The initial deadline to receive statements is Friday Dec 4, 2015 [...]
By 'statement' we mean a textual claim, image, audio snippet [e.g., from a radio broadcast] or figure [e.g., a statistic quoted in a newspaper] that embodies transboundary shipment of e-waste as an issue. To be included for consideration in the controversy mapping process any submitted statement must be accompanied with a full reference to a publicly accessible source for the statement in question.
We thought it might be useful to offer some examples of what we mean by 'statement'. So as not to bias the process in any particular way, the examples come from an issue unrelated to transboundary movement: 'fracking [See below].
Examples of statements for initiating a controversy map using fracking as the issue:
Text example: "Fracking doesn't cause groundwater contamination." Source: http://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-yet-another-study-shows-fracking-doesnt-contaminate-groundwater
Figure example: "In ocean transport of oil, only 0.00007% of the volume is released on average (including large spill years). Since gas extraction violation reports do not include volumes, it is not currently possible to answer the question: are surface releases associated with hydraulic fracturing any worse than other fuel technologies on which we rely?" [The figure is the reference to 0.00007%] Source: https://theconversation.com/hydraulic-fracturing-components-in-marcellus-groundwater-likely-from-surface-operations-not-wells-48873
Audio example: "...there's an orange goo...it's iron oxide. It's a result of chemical reaction between microbes in the sediment and contamination..." Source: http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-11-18/fracking-booms-waste-spills-rise-and-so-do-arsenic-levels-groundwater [at approximately 01:25 of story]."