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Toxic Spill in Northern Mexico Cuts Water to Towns and Cities

Matt Ball on August 12, 2014 - in Drinking water

About 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of contaminated wastewater have spilled into rivers from a mine in northern Mexico, and federal officials announced Sunday they are restricting water supply to cities and towns in the country’s north, including the Sonora state capital of Hermosillo.

The National Water Commission said it was monitoring chemicals in the Bacanuchi and Sonora rivers following this week’s spill at the Buenavista copper mine in Cananea, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of the U.S. border.

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