Sewage- a scary mixture of human waste and industrial toxins- flows into the Tijuana River Valley, a waterway that has long been an environmentally sensitive area. The Tijuana River Watershed covers a 1,735-square-mile area that straddles the United Mexican States ("Mexico") and the United States of America, with seventy percent of its area in Mexico. Millions of gallons of raw sewage have polluted the area for years. So much sewage has made its way into the Tijuana River that in September of 202, CBS TV's 60 Minutes investigative team broadcasted a special report on the binational environmental disaster.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review on June 10, 2022. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Cooper, James M., "Same as It Ever Was: The Tijuana River Sewage Crisis, Non-state Actors, and the State" (2022). CICLR Online. 50.