Mexico firm to compensate over toxic spill

Mining company to set up $151m trust fund to pay for damages related to one of country's worst environmental disasters.

    A mining company in Mexico has agreed to a multi-million-dollar compensation payout for causing one of the country's worst environmental disasters in history.

    Grupo Mexico said it will set up a $151m trust fund to pay for damages after one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulphate and heavy metals into two rivers in northern Mexico, affecting at least 24,000 people.

    Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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