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Hydrogeochemical estimate of the contamination of Rio Sonora and associated aquifers (Mexico)

On August 6th, 2014 at Cananea, Sonora, 40,000 m3 of mining waste was spilled into the river Bacanuchi, continuing into the river Sonora. It was basically sulfuric acid leach solution, containing huge amounts of copper and other heavy metals. There is a probability that this waste has been transported up to 300 km downstream to…