Officials at odds over Mexico City landfill


Mexico’s federal government has called again on Mexico City authorities to shut down the massive Bordo Poniente, the federal capital’s main dump. Heavy rains recently flooded access roads to the Bordo Poniente, causing a temporary slowdown in garbage pickup. Access to the dump was restored, but federal authorities took the opportunity to criticize Mexico City’s glacial progress in closing the landfill. Though Mexico City authorities say the Bordo Poniente won’t reach capacity for several years, federal officials insist the dump already is overfull. The dispute, which has pitted the federal Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat (Semarnat) against the city government, has prevented authorities from developing a unified approach to Mexico City’s trash crunch. Semarnat claims Mexico City has not complied with the terms of a... [Log in to read more]

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