Canada: massive toxic waste water spill in the B.C. Cariboo region
The Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine spilled five million cubic metres of toxic waste water – the equivalent of 2000 Olympic-sized swimming pools – from a gold and copper mine near Quesnel, B.C. The slurry, laden with heavy metals like arsenic and mercury, has contaminated Hazeltine Creek, Quesnel Lake and Polley Lake.The spill has resulted in a complete drinking water ban to the entire Quesnel and Cariboo River systems up to the Fraser River.
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Water Restrictions Imposed After Mining Spill Turns Mexico River Orange
Water restrictions on towns and cities along a river in the state of Sonora following a spill of around 10 million gallons of contaminated wastewater containing sulfuric acid from the Buenavista copper mine in Cananea, Mexico, situated only about 25 miles from the U.S. border.
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Black coal, thin ice: China’s coal shifting to the west puts water in peril
As Beijing moves to curtail coal use, China’s coal development is moving west, which threatens the country’s valuable water resources and thus the human right to water of many citizens.
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