Authority created to lead Riachuelo cleanup


Advocates of an aggressive cleanup of Argentina’s famously polluted Matanza-Riachuelo River are welcoming the recent creation of a watershed authority to oversee such an effort, but they question whether authorities will provide the necessary follow-up action and funding. The Argentine Congress last November passed a bill creating an authority to clean up the 40-mile (64-km) river, called the Matanza as it emerges from northern Buenos Aires province and the Riachuelo as it skirts the capital to reach the River Plate. The watershed authority would be coordinated by Argentina’s Environment Secretariat and would include representatives of Buenos Aires province and the Federal Capital, as well as a council of all 14 Buenos Aires province municipalities located in the Matanza-Riachuelo watershed. The... [Log in to read more]

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