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Chile Government Warns Mining Companies Over Water Use

Published by MAC on 2005-11-07
Source: Mines and Communities

Chile government warns mining companies over water use

By Ed Olivares and others

7th November 2005

Two thirds of Chile's copper extraction is concentrated in the country's northern regions of Tarapaca and Antofagasta. These are also the country's driest places, and home to the Atacama desert - one of the most arid on earth.

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