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Massive acid spill disrupting lives along Sonora River

Massive acid spill disrupting lives along Sonora River

Mexican environmental authorities have filed a lawsuit against the mining operation.

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1906 strike signaled change at the Cananea Mines operated by Col. Greene

1906 strike signaled change at the Cananea Mines operated by Col. Greene

Mexican workers gathered in an open area during the 1906 strike at the Cananea Mines. It was a pivotal point ahead of the Mexican Revolution.

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1906 strike signaled change at the Cananea Mines operated by Col. Greene

1906 strike signaled change at the Cananea Mines operated by Col. Greene

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series about the colorful "Colonel" William C. Greene, who is credited with developing mines in Cananea, Sonora.

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Col. Greene put Cananea on mining map

Col. Greene put Cananea on mining map

"Colonel" William C. Greene is credited with having developed the mines in Cananea, Mexico.

May 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Col. Greene put Cananea on mining map

Col. Greene put Cananea on mining map

An aerial view shows the Cananea Consolidated Copper Co., a mine and smelter complex south of the Arizona-Sonora border. The Cananea mine to this day is a major producer of copper.

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Col. Greene put Cananea on mining map

Col. Greene put Cananea on mining map

In the early 1900s, the Cananea workforce included a large contingent of American workers. Above, workers were in a mining-shaft house.

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