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Mexico City, Mexico / Air Pollution #560871

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 23, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Mexico City, Mexico: Don Oliver) Mexico City's pollution problems featured; details given, scenes shown. [Mexico Ecology Mvt. spokesperson Alfonso Cipres VILLARREAL - (thru translator) fears evacuation of city if matter not rectified.] Pollution noted worse in poverty pockets. Child Alejandro Verelta shown suffering from face rash. Doctors noted asserting rash caused by toxins in air. Juana Mercado shown explaining pollution's impact upon family's health. Layers of air pollution illustration Govt. studies re: respiratory problems discussed. [Respiratory disease specialist Dr. Perez NERIA - worries about pollution levels.] Schools reported not opening until mid-morning due to high pollution rates during rush hour No. of motor vehicles in Mexico City given. Govt. agency for ecology called Sedue reported attempting to reduce pollution levels. Sedue's ineffectiveness noted. Govt. reported passing law that will force motorists to repair cars. Envtlists. quoted.

Brokaw, Tom;
Oliver, Don

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