MANAGEMENT

Chile closer to mandating desalination

The lower house of Chile’s parliament has approved by a large majority a bill which would require the government to mandate the use of desalination by mining companies, local media have reported.

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Water is lacking in Chile's copper-rich north

Water is lacking in Chile's copper-rich north

The bill, which was announced last year, would require large miners to operate their copper mines using desalinated water from the Pacific Ocean. A number of Chilean mines are planning to use desalination...

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