Eight litres a minute

United Kingdom, 1988

TV show
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Episode number 1 of Series “Battle for the planet”.
Profiles a serious form of air pollution in the West: acid rain particularly addressing the export of air pollution to the Third World as evidenced in Mexico and Brazil. As meaningful attempts seek to solve acid rain in Europe, European and North American corporations are relocating their dirty industries to countries with lower pollution standards. Third World governments admit polluters as they bring the promise of employment and wealth. Examines the impact on the people of Mexico City and the refinery city of Cubatao in Brazil. In both cities 45-50% of the major polluting companies are foreign and have been attracted by weak environmental legislation. In Mexico City, 20 million people, 3 million cars, 100,000 buses and thousands of trucks create an enormous pollution problem. In Cubatao, in the Amazon rainforest forest, air pollution, water pollution and soil degradation are in tragic dimensions with 30% of deaths caused by respiratory problems.

Credits

production company

IBT

Channel 4

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1988

Appears in

Battle for the planet

Group of items

Battle for the planet

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325301

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Acid rain - Environmental aspects

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Air - Pollution

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental health

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Pollution

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Environmental health

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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