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  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru It will cost $1 billion USD over the next five years to clean up and restore the Rimac River, according to the head of Peru’s National Water Authority (ANA). The Rimac, one of three major river basins that provide water supply to the capital,
  • 27 Jan 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian government has announced plans to begin using seawater from the Pacific Ocean as an alternative source of drinking water. According to state-controlled water utility SEDAPAL, the plans include construction of a desalination plant
  • 12 Jan 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean legislators are considering a measure that would make it mandatory for some mining companies to build desalination plants to supply their operations. A bill to this effect was introduced in the lower chamber of deputies last year
  • 29 Apr 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANTOFAGASTA, Chile A new study from Chile’s Medical College has found high levels of heavy metals in Pacific coastal waters near the city of Antofagasta. Sixty percent of the water provided by local water company Aguas Antofagasta comes from two
  • Authorities in Chile’s Coquimbo region are turning to seawater desalination to counter the effects of drought in the region.  
  • Spanish multinational Abengoa S.A. last week announced the launch of a pilot desalination plant project in Chile’s Antofagasta province.
  • Via Marina, a consortium led by French engineering group Vinci, unveiled plans this week to build an undersea pipeline to carry freshwater from southern Chile to the country’s arid north.
  • Peru’s Superior Court of Justice has rejected a lawsuit filed by water company EPS against tin and copper miner MINSUR over alleged pollution of the Uchusuma River, the main irrigation and drinking water source in the country’s Tacna region.
  • 26 Apr 2012- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, BOCA RATON, FL U.S.-listed Andes Gold Corp announced that it has finished the first phase of its plan to reduce the environmental impact of its mining operations in Ecuador. The company has installed a water treatment system to cleanse
  • 10 Nov 2011- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO The Collahuasi mining company will invest $500 million USD in a new desalination system to extract water from the Pacific Ocean.  The initiative will satisfy the water demands for its copper mining expansion plan.  The desalination
  • 6 Oct 2011- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO The Luksic Group, which has interests in the mining, financial, industrial and the beverages sectors, will invest $120 million USD through water company Aguas Antofagasta to build a desalination plant in the Coloso sector near the city of
  • 2 Dec 2009- 15:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHILE, SANTIAGO Chile will need 45 percent more water, or 540 million cubic meters, to increase mining operations according to plans by 2020, according to a November 17 Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) report. The increased water is needed to
  • 23 Sep 2009- 16:02 by Local Press Report PERU, AREQUIPA Latin American Herald Tribune At least 25 of 53 Peruvian rivers that flow into the Pacific Ocean were polluted, with some 400 million cubic meters of water used daily to treat 220 million metric tons of minerals, according to Julio Perez