Chuquicamata smelter gets a makeover

Codelco has inaugurated a new Peirce-Smith converter at its Chuquicamata smelter in Antofagasta that can capture 97% of gases emitted during processing as part of its efforts to comply with new emission standards taking effect in December 2018

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The two-year project is the first in a series of investments the world’s leading copper producer is making across its operations to meet the new standards.