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Mexico takes mining company to court seeking new remediation effort for Sonora river pollution
Mexico is pursuing a criminal complaint against the country’s largest copper producer seeking to force a new remediation program for river pollution in the northern state of Sonora
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is pursuing a criminal complaint against the country's biggest copper producer seeking to force a new remediation effort for a toxic mine spill in the northern state of Sonora nine years ago, an environmental official said Thursday.
The complaint, which was filed in August but announced only on Thursday, centers on remediation funding for eight polluted townships in Sonora.
Mining company Grupo Mexico closed its remediation fund in 2017, arguing that it had met legal requirements.
The government contends that was premature and is asking the courts to order a new fund be established.