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Grupo México’s Buenavista Copper Mine Spill Contamination Continues

Mining News - Published on Fri, 07 Aug 2020

Image Source: Grupo México Buenavista Copper Mine Spill
Arizona Public Media reported that Mexico’s environmental ministry SEMARNAT said that damage from the August 6 2014spill at Grupo México’s Buenavista copper mine still hasn’t been fixed. SEMARNAT soil tested areas affected by the spill still shows signs of contamination and that compensation and remediation from Grupo México has been inadequate. The environmental ministry said it is still committed to following through with its promises and set new deadlines for measures it said were postponed because of the pandemic.

To mark the sixth anniversary of the spill, and to work toward justice remediation and their right not to experience the same kind of catastrophe again, the Sonora River Valley Committees are making six demands of the Mexican government: a guarantee of clean, sufficient water; adequate health care; a reactivation of the regional economy; an end to preferential treatment of the mine over local communities; community participation in decisions about compensation and remediation and the cancellation of a new tailings dam at the Buenavista mine.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 07 Aug 2020
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