Mexico’s Adularia refutes allegations of water pollution in Guanajuato

CORRECTION: An article dated May 17, 2020 included allegations made by the Los Mineros union headed by Mexican senator Napoleón Gómez Urrutia claiming that Minera Adularia Exploración, a company linked to NY-based investment group Electrum, was polluting water at its Celaya-ANP project.

A representative for The Electrum Group told MINING.COM on May 19, 2020, that Gómez Urrutia’s and Los Mineros’ allegations were unfounded and that accusations about water pollution by Adularia have been refuted by the Mexican federal government.

According to TEG’s representative, Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat); the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa); and the National Water Commission (Conagua), conducted investigations that included a review of mud and water samples and of the reports of an independent laboratory, and each agency determined that there was no truth to them.

In the original article, the Celaya-ANP project was wrongly referred to as a mine when in fact it is an exploration project. MINING.COM regrets the error.

Click here for the Celaya-ANP project environmental impact report.