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American Agenda (Environment: Mexican Border Pollution) #132398

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 27, 1991
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Brownsville: George Strait) Impact of water pollution that flows across the border with Mexico featured; scenes shown from Brownsville, Texas, of babies born with neurological birth defects and of polluted conditions under which residents live. [Father Casmirio VASQUEZ, mother Janet RAMIREZ - talk about their babies.] [Texas center for policy studies Domingo GONZALEZ - says development has been too fast.] Problem of industrial toxic waste in Mexico detailed. [Dr. Carmen ROCCO - blames dumped substances for ill health in area.] [Texas department of health Dr. James CHEEKS - addresses issue of investigating pollution.] [National Toxic Campaign Marco KALTOFEN - talks about environmental conditions in Mexico.] [EPA administrator William REILLY - comments.] Impact of economic progress along the border on the health of people living there reiterated.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:04:40

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