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Mexico / Mexico City / Air Pollution #401435

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Jan 11, 1996
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(Studio: Judy Woodruff) Report introduced.

(Mexico City: Lucia Newman) The air pollution in Mexico City featured; scenes shown of the "thermal inversion," when pollution becomes trapped in the atmosphere. The new pollution contingency plan, which calls for regulating driving and factories, detailed. [Mexico City environmental secretary Eduardo PALAZUELOS - (thru translator) explains this quick- response measure.] The extent of the air pollution problem in the city where respiratory problems are the main cause of death recounted. [Greenpeace Mexico Alejandro CALVILLO - (thru translator) criticizes the government's pollution measuring standards.]

Newman, Lucia;
Woodruff, Judy

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