2 years after mine spill, villagers don’t trust their water

Mining – Close to 40,000 cubic meters of wastewater from a copper mine in northern Mexico spilled into rivers in 2014, forcing authorities to restrict water supply to urban areas. The leak, now considered the worst environmental disaster in the country’s history, came from Grupo Mexico’s Buenavista copper mine located only about 40 km from the U.S. border.


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