Mexico City - NIC - Environmental & Social issues

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Mexico City is the ----th richest urban city area
Mexico City is the 8th richest urban city area
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Mexico City is the ----th most polluted city
Mexico City is the 211th most polluted city
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What effect does a high altitude basin have on air pollution?
Creates an inversion layer
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How many factories are located in Mexico City?
50,000 factories
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How many vehicles are in Mexico City?
3.5 million - Many of which are over 20+ years old
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How many people are there per household, on average?
6.3 people per household
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How many people live in Mexico City?
20 million people
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How many people are without sewage facilities
3 million people
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How many people are without running water?
2 million people
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How many cigarettes is the air quality equivalent to?
60 cigarettes a day
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Why can companies get away with huge pollutant emissions?
Lax anti-pollution laws
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How many percentage of days is ozone levels classed as excessive?
98% of days
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How many tonnes of garbage is produced everyday?
14,000 tonnes of garbage
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What percentage of solid waste is put into landfill?
Roughly 25% - The rest is left to rot
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What is ground water often polluted by?
Industrial & domestic waste
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How does noise pollution 'trapped'
Between the high-rise buildings, amplifying the noise
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What percentage of trips are done by car?
41% of trips
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What percentage of trips are done by low quality buses?
46%
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What percentage of air pollution comes from poor quality engines?
75%
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How many million tonnes of air pollutants are released every year?
4 million tonnes
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