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Región y sociedad

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DIAZ-CARAVANTES, Rolando E. et al. Water Treatment Plants in the Sonora River: A Disaster Recovery Review. Región y sociedad [online]. 2021, vol.33, e1416.  Epub June 04, 2021. ISSN 2448-4849.

Objective: to examine which of the elements of the water treatment plants installation strategy proposed in the Sonora River Trust were effectively executed. Methodology: though fieldwork and documentary compilation, plants’ operation quality was assessed and their location was contrasted with the results of the Trust’s water quality monitoring. Results: Some of the most contaminated sites do not have a water treatment plant. Some of the installed plants are not the most technically suitable and have operation’s shortcomings. Limitations: although information on the plants was requested several times to the corresponding agencies, they only sent some technical characteristics. Value: high empirical value for the mining disasters recovery components study. Conclusions: in addition to the fact that in the most polluted places there are not plants, there is an incorrect treatment plants implementation and insufficient disaster recovery stage follow-up.

Keywords : Sonora River; mining; spill; water; disaster recovery.

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