Mexico: illegal oil tapping contaminates San Juan River in Nueva Leon

Posted on August 28, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Enviromental Issues, Mexico, Oil reported an illegal oil tap has been blamed for a spill that contaminated a 14-mile stretch of the San Juan River in the Nueva Leon state in northern Mexico. Mexico’s environmental protection agency Profepa puts the blame on criminal gangs attempting to steal the oil from a pipeline.

According to Profepa, the rupture occurred when thieves attempted to to tap into state-owned Pemex’s 24-inch Madero-Cadereyta pipeline. The pipeline pumps oil to the company’s refinery in Cadereyta. Read Article

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