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Chilean court sends Dominga copper mining for Environment Probe

Metal News - Published on Thu, 03 Oct 2019

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A Dominga Copper mining project in Chile, the largest-copper producer across the globe, worth of as many as USD 2.5 billion would have to be probed again by an environmental tribune, the Chilean Supreme Court ruled later last week. In point of fact, latest verdict of Chilean Supreme Court was followed by a flurry of claims made by parent company Andes Iron alongside a slew of demands from environmentalist groups. Besides, the Dominga copper mining project, which would be involving a sweeping reform of an open pit alongside a port about 500 kilometres north of the Chilean capital city of Santiago, which happened to be closer to an ecological reserves, raised concerns among the a stack of critics that the open pit’s proximity to ecologically sensitive areas could cause a cataclysmic damage to the location’s environment, an allegation that the privately held Andes Iron repeatedly denied.

Apart from that, a year long debate alongside regulatory battle over an entire reform of the Dominga open copper pit had met with harsher criticisms from Chilean conservatives alongside a business community, while industry analysts were frequently quoted saying that politics had been dragging the issue playing an oversized role in the process.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 03 Oct 2019
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