Energy, water issues weigh on Chile’s mining industry

May 13, 2013 | 10:55 AM | Carolina Guerra

Tags  Chile mining, mining investments, aluminum, copper, Cochilco, Maria Cristina Betancour, Rene Muga, Codelco BHP Billiron

SÃO PAULO — Chile is expected to receive about $104 billion in mining project investment over the next 10 years, of which about $80 billion will go toward copper projects, the Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco) said.

The new projects will lift annual copper output capacity by about 50 percent to 8.4 million tonnes per year.....





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