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Anglo looks to the sea as water scarcity hits Chile copper mines

With no letup in Chile’s years-long drought, Anglo American is looking at developing a desalination project in partnership with State-owned Codelco, Japan’s Mitsui & Co. and a local water utility.

The proposal is to build a plant on the coast of the Valparaiso region that would produce drinking water for residents in exchange for access to waste water that could be used at mines, said Anglo’s Chile manager Aaron Puna.

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