EFE | Mexico City

Work has begun in northern Mexico to repair damage caused by a mining leak last August, when some 40,000 cubic meters (10.5 million gallons) of copper sulfate spilled into the Sonora River, the government said.

The remediation work in the first clean-up zone, one of five, will take nearly eight weeks, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Juan Jose Guerra said Wednesday.

Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud (center); the director general of the National Water Commission, or Conagua,
Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud (center); the director general of the National Water Commission, or Conagua, David Korenfeld (right); and the head of the Profepa environmental protection agency, Guillermo Haro, take part in a press conference in Mexico City. EFE/File
Advertisement