Profepa keeps watch in Sonora mine emissions
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Through a statement, the Profepa said the "most recent inspection visit, practiced the March 13, 2015, was conducted in order to verify and control the generation of fugitive dust and the results of the monitoring network perimeter that takes place in 5 stations that are operated by the company '.
He added that 'the case of visits in 2013 and 2014, the implementation of measures to control particulate emissions fixed and fugitive sources was verified, closing the file finding no irregularities'.
Profepa said it continues to make a series of acts of inspection and surveillance to Group Mexico, as in the case of Buenavista del Cobre, located in the municipality of Cananea, Sonora, in matters within its competence.
Such is the case of the prevention and control of pollution to the atmosphere, works and activities carried out by that company and that require authorization in environmental impact issued by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT); the generation of hazardous waste and spill occurred on August 6, 2014.
However, with regard to the dust particles, the company is unable to irrigate yards leachate from lack of water caused by the taking of wells by the union.
With regard to light pollution, according to the General Law of Ecological Balance and Environmental Protection, the PROFEPA has no power to prevent and control such pollution and its control and prevention is exclusively the competence of the states in accordance with the provisions of section VII of article 7 of this Act.
PROFEPA continues to verify that mining companies legally established in the country comply with the terms and conditions set out in the environmental impact authorizations and the Single Environmental License (LAU); in addition to monitoring compliance with hazardous waste management, soil contamination, environmental impact and emissions of air pollutants from stationary sources.