"The only practical option for [north Chilean mines] … is seawater desalination"

Mines located in water-scarce areas are turning to desalinated seawater

"The only practical option for [north Chilean mines] … is seawater desalination" "The only practical option for [north Chilean mines] … is seawater desalination" "The only practical option for [north Chilean mines] … is seawater desalination" "The only practical option for [north Chilean mines] … is seawater desalination" "The only practical option for [north Chilean mines] … is seawater desalination"

“Using seawater has its challenges. It is a significant investment, and it requires additional energy to desalinate the water and pump it to our sites,” Teck said, referring to QB2’s water supply.

While in some ways Chile is a country rich in water resources, with more than 50,000m3 of water available per person per year, its most populated cities and mining areas in the north are located far