Kopomá, Yucatán (March 22, 2021).– Sergio Grosjean Abimerhi, archaeologist and cave diving specialist, reported that from the Chen Há cenote, located in Kopomá, they removed around 700 kilos of solid waste, including 95 electricity meters.
“It should be noted that these types of electronic devices have highly polluting components such as copper, lead and magnets, and our question is to know if these heavy metals were the ones that caused the death of fish that were observed dead on the bottom”, he said .
He also commented that the cleanup carried out with the support of the Bepensa Foundation unearthed these artifacts with the help of a metal detector, since the light meters were found under a thick layer of sediment.
This time, and in the presence of ejidatarios and officials of the Federal Electricity Commission (CF ), they managed to extract the devices that were possibly manufactured more than 30 years ago and were literally thrown into that cenote.
“We do not know how long they have been at the bottom of the cenote. There are devices that range from homemade to industrial, and we even found one of them solidified to a heavy ‘ghost’ of the kind used on the roads, which tells us about its age “, he added.
It was also asked to explore the area again with metal detectors and extract artifacts, since it is evident that it is impossible to remove them without dedicating several more days and with the support of heavy equipment as they have used on previous occasions.
According to the information, there are hundreds of these devices that are found under a thick layer of sediment, a product of the years of accumulation of organic matter that forces us to think that there are more of these meters, which have been decomposing and causing damage for decades environment of proportions until now unknown.
The Yucatan Times
more recommended stories
Mexico: the deadliest country for journalists in the world
MSN News.- Israel Vázquez, 31, a.
Mexicans march in CDMX for marijuana legalization (VIDEO)
Protesters smoked joints and walked from.
Want to rent this house in Tulum?
Yuyum Uno Villa, Tulum, Mexico (Vrbo):.
The man who killed Rodolfo with a machete walks free out of prison
On April 28th, The Yucatan Times.
US schools are open but many students remain hesitant to return
By Dana Goldstein The New York Times.-.
Renan Barrera proposes public bicycle system
The PAN candidate presented in Paseo.
Mayor of Ixil hires strippers for Mother’s Day.
IXIL Yucatan (Times Media Mexico) –.
Pro-cannabis meeting held at the Parque de la Paz in Mérida
The demonstrators peacefully demanded respect for.
Investors do not want AMLO’s party Morena to have a majority in Congress.
72% of investors in the country.
Mérida promotes programs to prevent and treat diabetes
Mérida, Yucatan. “At the Mérida City.