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6 years after Rio Sonora mining spill, contamination continues

Residents impacted by the spill say neither the mining company nor the government have followed through with promises.

Plan to ‘revive’ uranium mining called unneeded, unwanted by advocates

Environmentalists fear the removal of regulations on the industry, which they say has yet to address a toxic legacy.

Immovable objects: Asarco, striking workers at odds after four months

The strike, which started in October, includes more than 1,700 workers at five Asarco facilities in Texas and Southern Arizona

District judge overturns another part of Rosemont Mine approval

The judge on Monday threw out the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's approval of the project.

Communities affected by mining spill win case in Mexico's Supreme Court

The decision granted protection to Sonora River Valley residents seeking remediation following a 2014 Grupo México toxic mine spill.

As strike against Asarco enters fourth month, workers remain determined

Workers brought their fight to the state Capitol on Monday, rallying to demand that lawmakers hold foreign companies accountable for their treatment of U.S. workers.

Striking mine worker unions call on government to intervene

The unions filed charges of unfair labor practices against Asarco in response to the company's best and final offer.

Report: Tailings dam poses threat to Rio Sonora valley 5 years after major spill

The report's author says Grupo México's new tailings pond threatens the health and livelihood of people already impacted by a 2014 spill.

House passes bill banning future Grand Canyon uranium mining

The bill would block mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

Asarco strike creates division, uncertainty and unity

Mine workers are striking for better pay and benefits.

Arizona miners strike against Asarco

Strikers are calling for better pay and benefits.

Archive Tucson: Life in a 1930s mining camp

Today, Ruby is a ghost town, but Tallia Cahoon remembers community, pastimes and the occasional knife fight.

Archive Tucson: Eating the brined jackrabbit

Jackrabbits and riding the rails to school — growing up in Sasco, Arizona, now a ghost town.

Mexican authorities meet with Rio Sonora mining spill victims

A legal representative of residents affected by the spill said the dialogue is a result of pressure the communities have put on authorities.

Environmental groups call on Arizona to close uranium mine

The groups cite flooding of the mine that threatens to contaminate drinking water.

Drilling project proposed for Patagonia Mountains

The Coronado National Forest wants public input on a mining exploration project.

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