Dumping grounds : Tons of junk, much of it from the USA, piled up to befoul air, water and lives
MEXICALI, Mexico - On the outskirts of this city, where cattle graze and tractors roll across the farmland, a sooty building belches out clouds of smoke.
About this project
"Poisoned Cities, Deadly Border" is an investigative series begun by the Palm Springs Desert Sun in 2016 to examine pollution on the border and the effects on people's health. The pollution is linked to the rise of industry in Mexicali, where maquiladoras manufacture products for sale in Mexico and the USA.