Serious Water Well Contamination In Mexico's Rio Sonora Valley

8 Dec 2020 by Local Press Report
MEXICO CITY

Mexico's Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) said in a letter this month that about 99% of wells tested in the Rio Sonora valley contain concentrations of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals that exceed Mexico’s safety standards, and pose a serious health risk. For more than six years, residents of communities downstream from Grupo Mexico’s Buenavista copper mine have pushed the government to ensure the water they use in their homes, for agricultural purposes and livestock is safe. "What other tests could they need at this point," said Gloria Simpson, a resident of the town of Bacanuchi and a member of the Sonora River Basin Committees that have been pushing for change. "We're at the point now where we want them to give us a solution."

Source: Fronteras

Source: Fronteras