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  • 5 Aug 2020- 09:54 by Staff- Water Diplomat SANTIAGO, Chile Mining giant BHP Billiton, operator of the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, in Chile was charged 31 July with exceeding water extraction thresholds over the past 15 years. “The company, despite committing to reduce its extraction of
  • 12 Feb 2020- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile The world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, announced 4 February that it has reconsidered plans to continue water extractions from the vulnerable Atacama salt flats in Chile, and advance deployment of desalination technology. While rich
  • 26 Jan 2020- 10:29 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Deutsche Welle Global demand for lithium is expected to triple in six years. But mining companies are increasingly coming into conflict with indigenous communities who are worried about the future of their ecosystems. Access Corporate Risk
  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:11 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining Journal A bill seeking to declare water produced from seawater desalination plants a public good has begun to be read in Chile. If passed, the bill, introduced into the Senate in January 2018, would allow the distribution of such water to be
  • 29 Sep 2019- 04:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States New analysis from credit rating agency Moody's outlining key risks for mining companies suggests that the combined effect of stricter environmental regulations and tighter controls over water resources will contribute to
  • 24 Sep 2019- 05:50 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining.com Representatives of Chile’s ruling party Chile Vamos defended this weekend a government proposal to allow mining companies to operate on rocky glaciers that are not listed in the national system of wild protected areas. At present, most of
  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRISBANE QLD, Australia The Sustainable Minerals Institute Center of Excellence (SMI-ICI) of the University of Queensland and TRENDS Industrial have reached an agreement for collaboration on an integrated desalination supply system for use in Chile’s
  • 25 Jul 2019- 08:06 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO AFP From the sky, the glistening emerald ponds of northern Chile are almost beautiful, but closer to the ground they harbor an ugly and dangerous secret: the reservoirs, filled with toxic waste from the country's mining industry, are ticking
  • 11 Jun 2019- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina The Supreme Court of Argentina has upheld the constitutionality of an environmental law that bans mining in glacial areas. A challenge to the law had been brought by Canada’s Barrick Gold which operates the Veladero gold mine in
  • 26 Mar 2019- 06:07 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining News Agency Antofagasta needs access to water for the future development of its Zaldivar copper deposit, which is near BHP`s Escondida mine, the world`s largest copper mine. Zaldivar`s size, however, does not justify investing in its own
  • 18 Mar 2019- 09:07 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Energy Voice A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations. The experimental Las Tortolas power-generating island is being run by the giant Anglo American mining
  • 20 Feb 2019- 10:49 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining.com Chile's Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) filed charges against Lumina Copper on Tuesday for infractions to the provisions established in its Resolutions of Environmental Rating (RCA), both at the Caserones mine and the
  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The UK board of Antofagasta Mining has approved a $1.3 Billion USD expansion for its Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile which has historically attracted controversy related to water use / stewardship. The company is planning to
  • 2 Oct 2018- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile A Chilean government commission approved September 28 an environmental impact study into the ENAPAC (Energías y Aguas del Pacífico) project which is slated to become one of the most advanced solar desalination projects in the world, with a
  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for extraction that is six times more than what

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