Update: Grupo Mexico: Water Pollution caused by damage

As previously reported on 08/28/2014 on our website, a leak in early August, at the Buena Vista Copper mine in Cananea Sonora, operated by the mining company Grupo Mexico, led to the pollution of two rivers. The Mexican Water Commission found exceedances for arsenic and other metals such as sulfuric acid.

The Environment Agency, Profepa, has now ordered the partial closure of the Buena Vista copper mine, after Grupo Mexico was found to be engaging in “highly risky” activities and failing to abide by the relevant rules.   ... →

Grupo Mexico mine spill

On 7 August 2014 40,000 cubic meters of waste water, comprising acid – laced copper sulphate and heavy minerals, spilled from a copper mine in Northern Mexico into two rivers just 40 km from the US border.  This toxic leak originated from the Beunavista Copper Mine in Cananea Sonora, operated by the mining company Grupo Mexico.   ... →