Mexico river contamination threatens farmers | News | Al Jazeera

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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.