Minister Says Grupo Mexico Account of Toxic Spill 'Totally False'

"Mexico's environment secretary said on Tuesday that Grupo Mexico gave false information about a toxic spill at its Buenavista mine in northern Mexico, a day after the environmental authority said it would file a criminal complaint against the company.

In a statement on Aug. 12, Grupo Mexico said that 'unusual rainfall' had caused the spill.

But Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra told local radio on Tuesday that this was 'totally false' and that there was zero precipitation on Aug. 6, the day the spill was detected."

Tomas Sarmiento and Gabriel Stargardter report for Reuters August 20, 2014.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014