Turtle, sea lion and dead fish left on Sonora beaches after a toxic spill from Grupo México

SONORA

Five days after the toxic spill of Grupo México that spread three thousand liters of sulfuric acid in the waters of the Sea of ​​Cortez , through social networks have multiplied the photographs and videos of different dead species, stranded on the beaches of Guaymas and San Carlos , tourist ports that report 100 percent hotel occupancy for summer vacations.

In the nesting and spawning season of the sea turtle, one of the recordings that has spread most is that of a loggerhead in apparent agony on San Francisco beach, San Carlos, which is located about 20 kilometers from the Port Administration Integral (API) of Guaymas where last Tuesday, at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, the failure in one valve caused the spill of three cubic meters of sulfuric acid from the tank that receives the purges coming from the lines of seizure.

First sea turtle dies at San Francisco beach in San Carlos, Guaymas. Grupo México is destroying our environment, destroying hills, mountains, pollutes our rivers, the sea, our environment, causes diseases, kills us of cancer and kills all kinds of animal species; This will not go unpunished we want and demand the cancellation of the concession to the toxic group of Germán Larrea Motavelazco, “he subscribed in his Facebook account next to the video of the dead species, the local deputy by Morena, Charly Navarrete, who belongs to Section 65 of the National Mining Union led by Senator Napoleón Gómez Urrutia.

Therefore, in my representation as secretary of the Commission on Energy, Environment and Climate Change in the Sonora Congress, I demand that the concession for the exploitation of our natural resources be withdrawn from Grupo Mexico, the world’s biggest predator, “he warned. Sonoran legislator.

Other images are of a sea lion that was also stranded on the beaches of San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas, a tourist port that is currently 100 percent of its hosting capacity because thousands of visitors from Sonora, Chihuahua, and Arizona arrive on summer vacations. in the U.S.

This Sunday is the deadline of five days that the Federal Office of Environmental Protection gave the company responsible for the toxic spill to present a report of the facts, however, so far neither the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), nor the Profepa, have issued reports of what happened, so little has been presented on the site or manifested regarding the mortality of species.

In the area of ​​the disaster, which is located just at the entrance to the Bay of Guaymas and the port city of Empalme, lifeless fish and molluscs have also been reported, which were attributed to direct contact with the toxic spill by specialists in ecology. and biology of aquatic organisms, which even took water samples and determined that the PH recovered its levels in the impact zone.

The Sea of ​​Cortés was baptized by the specialist Jacques Cousteau as the “aquarium of the world” , is recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO because of its great biological diversity and also has served as a natural laboratory for the study of various species.

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