"Pregunta: ¿Has amado tanto a alguien como para preferir su felicidad a la tuya?"
Vile photos show the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border no one is talking about
With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.
According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.
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- 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.
- Roughly 20,000 people were without water on Aug. 12
- (…) 88 schools would be closed for up to a week until authorities could verify drinking water was uncontaminated.
The article also mentions “a plan to transfer local water-testing responsibilities from government regulators to the company itself.”
And from these articles:
- The spill happened on August 6, but the authorities say the company only informed them 24 hours later.
- A government plan to make the company responsible for testing the water for the next five years.
- Residents of the affected towns say they received no warning before officials cut off their water, and still do not know exactly how big the accident is or how long it will take to clean up.
- The state’s meat sector will be adversely influenced, as cattle ranchers are concerned about their animals drinking from the rivers. This is particularly problematic since cattle from Sonora is exported to the United States. If there is a real possibility that the animals have drunk contaminated water loaded with aluminum, they may have to be put down. This would translate into significant financial losses for Mexican cattle growers and would adversely impact U.S.-Sonora commerce.
- The recent acid spill will not persuade local authorities to ban mining projects in the state
Something similar happened in Durango: (…) mine accidentally dumped over a half-million gallons of cyanide solution and contaminated an area spanning a half-kilometer square.
Reminds me of the recent toxic waste spill in Canada.
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