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Water noose tightens in Chile

Water, already a scarce resource in Chile’s Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth, will become even more difficult for miners to access as the country’s DGA water directorate moves to protect rapidly declining underground water sources.

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The Zaldivar mine in Chile's Atacama region

In the face of increasing levels of complaints from local communities about miners using freshwater sources, the DGA aims to make it more difficult for them to access the precious resource by more