Mexico's border region is home to thousands of industrial plants called maquiladoras that play a large part in hazardous-materials issues in the border area. Hazardous substances used by industry are dangerous to environmental and human health. These materials are often managed inadequately as they travel back and forth between the United States and Mexico, and they are difficult to track due to irregularly enforced restrictions and inconsistent reporting.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Global and Planetary Change
- Environmental Engineering
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Water Science and Technology