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FNS: Maquiladora Waste Allegedly Dumped in Matamoros City Landfill

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    FNS: Maquiladora Waste Allegedly Dumped in Matamoros City Landfill Date: 5/18/01 2:58:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time From: frontera@nmsu.edu (Frontera) Juan
    Message 1 of 1 , May 19, 2001
      FNS: Maquiladora Waste Allegedly Dumped in Matamoros City Landfill
      Date: 5/18/01 2:58:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time
      From: frontera@... (Frontera)

      Juan Alonso Castro, a member of the Matamoros city council, says that he
      will demand that Sonia Chacón, the city director of environmental
      inspection (Control Ambiental), appears before the council to explain
      why maquiladoras are allegedly being allowed to dump waste in the city
      landfill. Alonso also says that because of the existence of photos and
      videotape of the dumping there will be an investigation of Control
      Ambiental. Alonso believes that the dumping is taking place because of
      alleged corruption in Control Ambiental and/or at the landfill.

      Francisco Guerra Gómez, Tamaulipas director of the Procuraduría Federal
      de Protección al Medio Ambiente (Federal Office of Environmental
      Protection, PROFEPA) stated that there are 100 maquiladoras in Matamoros
      that create hazardous waste. He added that this waste can represent a
      great danger if it is not handled as specified by the pertinent laws.
      Guerra assured the public that the maquiladora industry is continually
      inspected.

      Source: El Mañana, May 14, 2001. Article by Karla A. Pérez and Nora
      González.

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