Mexico river contamination threatens farmers

Livelihoods threatened as pollutants including sulphuric acid and heavy metals from a copper mine enter rivers in north.

    A waste water spill from a copper mine in northern Mexico that contaminated a number of rivers is threatening the livelihoods of farmers dependant on clean water supplies.

    Two weeks ago, the country's largest copper mine spilled 10 million gallons of sulphuric acid and heavy metals into two rivers and a water reservoir.

    Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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