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Mine Waste Pollutes More Rivers in Mexico

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By Shreema Mehta

August 27, 2014

Mexico has been hit hard these past few weeks with two separate mine waste spills. One was a toxic mine spill that occurred two weeks ago in the state of Sonora, which I blogged about previously. Here, 10 million gallons of sulfuric acid spilled from the Buenavista copper mine, contaminating two rivers and leaving thousands of people without access to water. Reports also found fish kills and cattle who drank the water dead. Just a week after, a tailings spill contaminated a river in Durango.

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Tagged with: water pollution, tailings, mexico


Another Orange River, Another Toxic Spill

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By Shreema Mehta

August 13, 2014

Just a week after the Mount Polley disaster, another mine waste spill has occurred, this time from a copper mine in Mexico. About 10 million gallons of toxic mine waste spilled from the Buenavista mine into nearby rivers. Water restrictions have been imposed on thousands of people.

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Tagged with: tailings, pollution, latin america, spill, mine waste, mexico, sonora


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