Miners face limits on water usage

Nov 08, 2005 | 08:20 AM | Paul Harris

In a move that could affect copper processing facilities, environmental authorities in Chile are looking to curb water usage by miners in the north of the country because of growing concerns about its scarcity.

Authorities are pressing miners to voluntarily cut the volume of water they take from subterranean sources and have requested further studies about the impact on water resources of several copper mines in the region.....





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