Chile Government Warns Mining Companies Over Water UsePublished 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.