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Border Manifest Data Summary

The Border Center has tracked hazardous waste imports from Mexico to the U.S. since 2004. For approximately 18 months, data were tracked for all major ports of entry in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. However, since January 2006, our efforts have been limited to only tracking imports that enter the U.S. through the El Paso, TX.

Below are summaries of the Border Center manifest data. Table 1 and Figure 1 present data summaries for all the ports of entry for the time period of approximately January 2004 through June 2005. Figures 2 and 3 are summaries of data for the El Paso, TX port of entry for the time period given.

 
Port
12 Month Total in Pounds
  Otay Mesa
23,779,091
  Calexico
3,017,442
  San Luis
623,514
  Nogales
153,010
  El Paso
5,938,991
  Del Rio
39,657
  Brownsville
477,565

Table 1. Average annualized (12 months)
quantity of hazardouswaste imported from
Mexico (January 2004 to June 2005)



Figure 1. U.S. Destinations for hazardous waste imported through various
U.S ports of entry (January 2004 to June 2005)



Figure 2. Quantity of Hazardous Waste and Number of Hazardous Waste Shipments
Imported from Mexico through the El Paso Port of Entry.


 

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