"Health Risk Alert Due to 800 Tons of Asbestos Dumped in Mexico"

"MEXICO CITY -- More than 800 tons of asbestos from Russia were dumped eight months ago at the Mexican Gulf coast port of Veracruz and represents a health risk for the population, the Reforma newspaper reported Saturday."

"In its front-page story, the daily said the material was imported by the Mexalit company, which makes construction materials.

According to the article, the product was stored in Veracruz in October 2012 when Mexalit asked a transport company to keep it at the port because its warehouses were full."

The Latin American Herald Tribune had the story July 15, 2013.

Source: Latin American Herald Tribune, 07/17/2013