Rio Sonora/Cananea mine impacts project begins

The Independent Socioenvironmental Rio Sonora Water Project (PSIRS in Spanish) was catalyzed by

the 2014 12-million-gallon acid spill from Grupo Mexico’s Cananea Mine that devastated the Rio

Sonora and neighboring communities for 200 miles to the south. PSIRS devises strategies to protect

the water, health, environment, and livelihood of communities along the river by joining scientific

and social science experts and activists, the majority of which are Sonoran volunteers.

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