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A Massive Acid Spill in Mexico Has Turned This River Red and Toxic


Environment  (tags: water, pollution, environment, destruction, ecosystems, world, nature, protection )

Cal
- 61 days ago - takepart.com
A leak near the U.S. border leaves 20,000 people without water.



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AniMae Chi (415)
Monday August 25, 2014, 3:15 am
Disgusting, just like the rivers in China!

Thank you for telling Congress we need toxics reform!
4,886 signatures

Thanx Cal
 

Ondine J. (136)
Monday August 25, 2014, 3:25 am
Noted and signed, thanks Cal
 

Ana MESNER (206)
Monday August 25, 2014, 3:56 am
Thank you for telling Congress we need toxics reform!


t.y. Cal
 

Cheree M. (46)
Monday August 25, 2014, 4:19 am
noted an signed, thanks
 

Allan Yorkowitz (446)
Monday August 25, 2014, 5:39 am
signed
 

Marie-Ange Berchem (36)
Monday August 25, 2014, 7:06 am
n & s!
 

Natasha Salgado (543)
Monday August 25, 2014, 8:56 am
Horrible. Signed-thx Cal
 

Angelika Kempter (82)
Monday August 25, 2014, 10:24 am
Thanks for Info Cal
 

Debbie Williamson (270)
Monday August 25, 2014, 11:29 am
Signed and shared. Thanks, Cal.
 

Geoff K. (70)
Monday August 25, 2014, 11:42 am
24 hr window to report seems ridiculous considering what is held in these "tanks". I really hope that a full enquiry is conducted and is above board.
 

Dave C. (216)
Monday August 25, 2014, 12:06 pm
awful....signed petition
 

Kenneth Davies (0)
Monday August 25, 2014, 12:21 pm
sadly noted
 

Stardust Noel (54)
Monday August 25, 2014, 12:37 pm
Signed, noted, & shared, this is awful! Far too many of these happening, one is too many.
 

rose h. (0)
Monday August 25, 2014, 12:43 pm
this was NOT AN ACCIDENT.... signed petition
 

John Lettieri (3)
Monday August 25, 2014, 12:48 pm
I pray that there is a way to clean up, But the Goverment puts there two cents and helps.
 

Marilyn Sabella (2)
Monday August 25, 2014, 1:20 pm
How horrible!
 

Birgit W. (147)
Monday August 25, 2014, 1:21 pm
Signed.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Monday August 25, 2014, 1:30 pm
Petition signed. I pray that they can do something quickly to clean up the mess. Thanks Cal
 

Heidi Wood (16)
Monday August 25, 2014, 1:45 pm
Most of the waters ways are poisoned.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Monday August 25, 2014, 2:36 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. Also signed petition within the article.
 

Theresa Robinson (54)
Monday August 25, 2014, 3:05 pm
NOTED SIGNED AND SHARED. T R.
 

Margarita Rosberg (16)
Monday August 25, 2014, 3:10 pm
signed, thanks
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Monday August 25, 2014, 3:22 pm
Disgusting! Signed.
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Monday August 25, 2014, 3:29 pm
This should be a worldwide concern. But everyone will blame someone else, and in the end, Mexico will be left to sort it out themselves, I'm afraid. Yes, even though the U.S. has reason, and the resources, to help.
 

Betty K. (293)
Monday August 25, 2014, 5:04 pm
How awful! Another screw up.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday August 25, 2014, 5:08 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Dianne D. (460)
Monday August 25, 2014, 5:44 pm
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 25, 2014, 6:10 pm
thanks for the heads up
 

Katie D. (89)
Monday August 25, 2014, 6:21 pm
Signed * thank you
 

Stacey Gangaway (4)
Monday August 25, 2014, 6:23 pm
Thanks for the update!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday August 25, 2014, 6:26 pm
Noted. The operators don't seem too concerned. I bet they aren't drinking the water.
 

Carol French (115)
Monday August 25, 2014, 6:42 pm
How can they justify keeping the company open & expanding in 2016 it just doesn't make sense!!!
 

Krista Slavin (178)
Monday August 25, 2014, 7:28 pm
It should have to be reported right away not within 24 hours. Idiots! What a shame.... Too bad more people don't care about the environment instead of lining their pockets with money.
 

Patsy D. (83)
Monday August 25, 2014, 9:11 pm
Noted and Signed.
 

john pierce (212)
Monday August 25, 2014, 11:51 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Cal
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 12:20 am
Noted.
 

A F. (132)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 1:42 am
Horrible, signed of course.
 

Marija Mohoric (43)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 1:44 am
tks for taking action
 

Ana Lopes (78)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 2:45 am
noted
 

Frances Darcy (219)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 2:51 am
signed....another "accident"
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 5:34 am
Frightening!
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (45)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 5:55 am
Noted and signed. Such a disaster ...
Thanks Cal.
 

Thomas M. (7)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 9:06 am
There sure have been a lot of "ACCIDENTS" in North America lately. Just watch - fines will be levied and no one will be arrested from the corporations involved. Corporate scammers are destroying humanity and the environment and do no prison time - aren't corporations people, too?
 

Kenneth Davies (0)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 11:12 am
signed and noted
 

Judy C. (108)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 12:29 pm
What an outrage. From the article:

Mine operators alerted the attorney general for environmental protection almost a full day after the leak, which was within the 24-hour filing requirement, according to Arturo Rodriguez, the agency’s head of industrial inspection. He said that careless supervision, rains, and construction errors seem to have resulted in the spill—noting that operators should have discovered the leak before a huge amount of sulfuric acid flowed into the rivers. Arias said the overflow has above-normal levels of arsenic and other pollutants.

Local Jesus Sabori told AFP that the water has become “more and more red every day…. It was only [Aug. 11] that they told us to keep our animals away.”

“We’re angry because they didn’t take the time to tell us either that the spill had happened or that they were cutting off our water,” said resident Israel Duran.

This shows disrespect and stunning disregard for the environment, people and animals. Signed. Thanks Cal.
 

Janis K. (101)
Tuesday August 26, 2014, 9:08 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cal
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Saturday September 13, 2014, 9:04 pm
Signed and Noted with thanks Cal. A huge amount of sulfuric acid flowed into the rivers. Arias said the overflow has above-normal levels of arsenic and other pollutants. To not notify the population to keep their animals away is so disrespectful.
 
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