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Mexico: Canadian Silver Mine Cleared Of Water Contamination Accusations


Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection issued a report stating that the subsidiary of Canada’s Fortuna Silver Mines, Compañía Minera Cuzcatlán, has not caused any pollution to rainwater collection ponds in the Magdalena Ocotlán municipality in the southern Oaxaca state. The government agency reached its conclusion after inspecting Fortuna Silver Mines’ San José silver-gold mine. The procedure was requested by some community members and activists who accused the mining company of releasing wastewater into the wells and endangering the local ecosystem and people’s health.