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12 Dez 2015

Valeria Fernández, Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, Arizona Daily Star

Impacts to health, livelihood continue 1 year after toxic mine spill in Mexico

…López and her family are among thousands of people impacted by a 2014 mine spill that polluted the Sonora River. It’s been called one of the worst environmental disasters in Mexico’s history…Grupo México distributed more than 45 million liters of clean water during the first month after the spill, the company said. The mine and…the Mexican agency that oversees public health, didn’t respond to…questions about where the water comes from…[Also] Grupo México…failed to immediately notify federal authorities about the spill…according to…the Mexican agency that oversees mining operations…Grupo México said…“The Company, on learning of the incident, immediately proceeded to install a containment wall … completed in less than 24 hours…”