Maquiladora Worker Barrios in Matamoros
Maquiladora workers and their families live in the "Derechos Humanos" and "Fuerza y Unidad" barrios in Matamoros. The neighborhoods are contaminated by toxic chemicals dumped by factories into the canal which runs by the houses, and by the dumping of white powder chemical waste from the Quimica Fluor plant (which makes hydrofluoric acid) onto the dirt roads between the houses. Residents complain of rashes and illnesses as a result..
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