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EPA to Pay for Cleaning Mexican Sewage Mucking Up U.S. Beaches

Sept. 2, 2020, 11:49 PM

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday the agency would pay for more water treatment south of the border, and work with San Diego to control trash coming into the United States from Mexico by way of the Tijuana River.

Wheeler made the announcement during a visit to Southern California, a region long plagued by sewage, water, trash, and other contaminants flowing from Mexico. A growing population and inadequate sewage facilities have led to the problem, which has caused U.S. beach closures and concerns about health risks.

  • Wheeler said the Environmental Protection Agency will design and build a plant to treat ...

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