NPT: Juarez burning
A note from NPT reader Sean Bruno, some photos (courtesy of Bruno), and a plug for ABC-7:
The note: Earlier this evening I noticed plumes of smoke arching over my lower valley front yard. There are some health hazards I try to avoid by eating right and exercising. There are some health hazards which are harder to avoid, such as racing cars while biking on Alameda or the lack of fresh and affordable produce… but I still manage to avoid those hazards fairly regularly. Unfortunately, I’m unable to avoid plumes of smoke and falling soot which are the result of a yet another burning Maquila. Is there a local board that is ensuring that local economic and environmental health issues — even those on the other side of the border — are not hurting my health and the health of my neighbors?
The plug: ABC-7 is working on trying to answer that question.