With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.
According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.
"Activists also told Yahoo that the spill highlighted everything wrong with a plan to transfer local water-testing responsibilities from government regulators to the company itself." ARGH.
there’s so much bad shit going on in the world right now that i can’t even keep up