A month after a major mining spill in Sonora, Mexico, local residents are still feeling its effects and are charging the company, Grupo Mexico, with responsibility for the losses. 

Grupo Mexico and its subsidiaries on Thursday dodged losing a concession to run one of the biggest copper mines in the world as long as they comply with government obligations following a toxic spill that include creating a $151 million clean-up fund.

The fund is far bigger than a $23 million reserve that Grupo Mexico had previously set aside for the clean-up at Buenavista copper mine.

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