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.   ... →

Royal Dutch Shell: About to start drilling in Arctic offshore waters

Environmental Damages in Alaska

As global warming—ironically—opens up parts of the Arctic waters to drilling rigs which used to be inaccessible due to thick layers of ice, Royal Dutch Shell is about to start oil drillings in the Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea North off the Alaskan coast.

Drilling in Arctic waters is bitterly opposed by environmental groups and some Alaska Native groups, who contend oil skimmers and other mechanical cleanup devices will not work in waters that contain ice, from slush to icebergs.   ... →