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Kinross' Maricunga gold mine in jeopardy

Kinross Gold has been ordered to close two water wells at its Maricunga gold mine in Chile’s Region III, effectively shutting the whole operation, on the back of impacts on the local water table and ecosystems.

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Maricunga is located in the dry and arid Atacama Region of Chile

Chile’s superintendent of the environment, SMA, gave the order, with the organisation’s Cristián Franz saying the “irreparable damage of a very fragile ecosystem” had led the SMA to apply “one of the