Chilean Court Orders Investigation Into Barrick Gold’s Reduced Fine

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SANTIAGO, Chile

Chile’s supreme environmental court late last week gave the country’s environmental regulator, the Environmental Superintendent (SMA), 10 days to explain why it reduced fines levied against Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold for environmental violations found at its Pascua Lama mine from the original $16 million USD to $12 million USD.