Cananea Mexico: Criminal Complaint Filed against copper mine for toxic spillage, schools closed

Posted on August 19, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Mining, Mexico

BBC.COM reported up to 5,000 pupils have not been able to start the school year in the northern Mexican state of Sonora after a toxic spillage from a copper mine. The authorities said 88 schools were not able to open this week for fear pupils could come into contact with water contaminated with acids. The spillage from the mine turned a tributary to the Sonora river orange. Environmental authorities have filed a criminal complaint against the copper mine blamed for the accident. Read Article

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