UN study: Electrical waste up by third by 2017

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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2013 file photo discarded television sets and computer monitors are piled in a consolidated container for electronic scrap at the Bahrenfeld recycling park in Hamburg, Germany. The mountain of refrigerators, cellphones, TV sets and other electrical waste disposed of annually worldwide is forecast to grow by a third in the next five years, according to a United Nations study released Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Christian Charisius, File)BERLIN (AP) — The mountain of refrigerators, cellphones, TV sets and other electrical waste disposed of annually worldwide is forecast to grow by a third by 2017, according to a U.N. study released Sunday.