Disasters

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  • 14 Dec 2015- 09:01 by Local Press Report HERMOSILLO Arizona Daily Star On Aug. 6, 2014, nearly 11 million gallons of a copper sulfate acid solution poured into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers from the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine, which is owned by Grupo México. The spill impacted an area
  • 2 Nov 2015- 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico A judge in Mexico’s Sonora state has ruled that the country’s National Water Commission (Conagua) must monitor water quality in over two dozen wells along the Sonora River to ensure they are no longer contaminated in the wake of the
  • 15 Jun 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Water contaminated by a spill from the Buenavista del Cobre mine in Mexico’s Sonora state last August still poses a threat to water supply in the state capital, Hermosillo, according to a new report by the National Water Commission
  • 3 Apr 2015- 11:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Residents of Santa Cruz municipality in Mexico’s Sonora state say Grupo Peñoles' La Parreña copper mine has been polluting the Milpillas stream, a tributary of the Sonora River, for years. Mexican news outlet Sin Embargo quoted
  • 30 Jan 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Remediation work has started in the first clean-up zone on the Sonora River, which was affected by a mining waste spill in August, Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud said this week. He said
  • 20 Nov 2014- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The remediation costs for damage to land and water caused by a copper sulfate spill from a mine in Mexico's Sonora State last August is expected to exceed $1.48 billion USD, according to an official estimate from Mexico's
  • 12 Nov 2014- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Residents of communities affected by a copper sulfate spill in Mexico's Sonora state blocked the Mazocahui-Cananea highway last week to protest the ongoing lack of water and failure to make payments to water tanker truck drivers.
  • 8 Oct 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The estimated cost of environmental damage from the copper sulfate spill at a mine operated by Grupo Mexico in Sonora State last August is over $133.7 million USD, according to Mexico's Federal Attorney for Environmental
  • 30 Sep 2014- 10:08 by Local Press Report ARIZPE Al Jazeera Complaints and inquiries have been pouring into the office of Arizpe Mayor Vidal Guadalupe Vazquez Chacon on a daily basis. All come from the residents of his small town of 4,000, and all have to do with one basic thing: water. After a
  • 22 Sep 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Heavy rains last week caused by Hurricane Odile have led to more flooding at the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine in Mexico’s Sonora state, the mine's owner, Grupo Mexico, said in a statement on September 21st. The company said
  • 10 Sep 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Legislators in Mexico's national Congress are calling for suspension of Grupo Mexico's operations at the Buenavista del Cobre mine, after a contamination incident last month in which 40,000 cubic meters of leached copper
  • 26 Aug 2014- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Some 800 members of Mexico’s national mining and metallurgical workers union occupied the three main entrances to the Buenavista del Cobre mine in Sonora state last week to protest the spilling of 40,000 cubic meters of leached copper
  • 21 Aug 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) is filing a criminal complaint against the Buenavista del Cobre mining company, after approximately 40,000 cubic meters of leached copper spilled into the
  • 12 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Toxic substances from a mine in northwestern Mexico's Sonora state leaked into a river that supplies drinking water to a number of towns and cities last week, causing the river to turn orange and killing fish and livestock,