The MTX Files (www.mission-texas.com) has now released hundreds of previously confidential/unpublished multimedia to the site, revealing a chronicle of the events surrounding the chemical contamination in Mission, Texas.
Mission, Texas is a birthplace of Monsanto Ag and for decades produced 9 of the 12 most hazardous contaminants known to man, known as the “Dirty Dozen.”
The archive contains documents produced between 1949 and 2008, including:
- The complete original community website (including a searchable version)
- 246 photos
- 91 video clips of community interviews
- 82 video clips of public meetings
- 58 scientific/government reports
- 47 press articles covering the case
- 11 in-house multimedia (community-produced guerrila media) files
- 11 legal files regarding the class-action lawsuit (including expert testimony)
- 2 corridos produced by local RGV artists
This archive has been released to document, digitize, and disseminate the story of Mission and the contamination of Mexican/Mexican American people. Decades-long silence/secrecy by government agencies has hidden this story from public view for far too long.
This site is one of several digital Xicana herstory projects by Xica Media.
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