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Taiwan’s Secret Cancer

Cancer sufferers are taking on a company they say exposed them to toxic chemicals in a landmark class action lawsuit.

More than 1,500 former workers at a television factory in Taiwan have been diagnosed with cancer.

The company admits that it dumped hazardous waste, polluting the land and poisoning groundwater.

But did Radio Corporation of America recklessly expose its employees to cancer-causing chemicals?

For nearly two decades, sick workers have been waging a David and Goliath battle as they seek justice in the courts for their suffering.

101 East joins them as they await the verdict in this landmark case and investigates whether their health was sacrificed as Taiwan pursued its goal of becoming a high-tech manufacturing hub.