Mexico environmental agency sues copper mining company over spill

[JURIST] The Mexican Attorney General for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) [official website] on Monday filed a criminal complaint [text, press release, in Spanish] against copper mining companies Buena Vista del Cobre, SA de CV and Minera Mexico following a massive acid spill on August 6 near the US border with Mexico. The spill has affected drinking water for thousands of people in the region, forcing schools to shut down. The complaint alleges that the companies violated Article 414 of the Federal…


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