Managing hazardous materials along the U.S.-Mexico border

Robert Varady, Patricia Romero Lankao, Katherine Hankins

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-36
Number of pages15
JournalEnvironment
Volume43
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Water Science and Technology

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