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Escondida charged as northern Chile water issues intensify

Water issues in northern Chile are intensifying with the SMA environmental regulator and courts cracking down on perceived misuse.

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Evaporation ponds in the Atacama Salar in Chile

SMA is pressing charges against the BHP-operated Escondida copper mine for a reduction in the water table in the Tilopozo sector in the Antofagasta region by more than the maximum acceptable level to