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Pelambres legal challenges pile up

Legal challenges continue to mount for the Los Pelambres copper mine of Antofagasta Minerals (LSE: ANTO) in Chile, as the federal court of San Juan, Argentina, issued a ruling about its Cerro Amarrillo waste rock dump. The ruling comes as the mine faces legal uncertainty over the future of its El Mauro tailings dam.

In response to a Glencore suit originated in 2014, federal court judge Miguel Gálvez ordered the mine to, "take the necessary precautionary measures to avoid more and additional environmental damage",...

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