Chile's Codelco says to modify Andina mine for glaciers

From Reuters - January 9, 2018

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chiles state-run Codelco, the worlds largest copper producer, presented on Tuesday a $250 million plan to move its Andina mine away from glaciers.

The company said in a statement the changes, which will take 36 months to implement once an environmental impact study is improved, would not change expected output or the mines lifespan.

It modifies the shape of the current pit, maintaining its size but redirecting the mining extraction toward zones where glaciers are not present, Codelco said.


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