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Swedish firm exported toxic waste to Chile

By Rodrigo Pino Vargas. The tide is turning against the global toxic waste trade, as an appeal court in Sweden considers the plight of nearly 12,000 victims.The Swedish mining conglomerate …

Castilla Thermal Power Station, Chile

Introduction Copiapo, in the Atacama Region, northern Chile, has approximately 150,000 habitants and a diverse economy where the main economic activity comes from the mining industry, particularly for copper. The second …

Copper mining in Los Pelambres, Los Caimanes (Chile)

Introduction Los Pelambres is an open pit copper mine located in the Andes, 3,600 metres (11,811 feet) above sea level. It is situated close to Los Caimanes community, 45 kilometres (28 …

Chilean Patagonia saved from Hidroaysén-madness

By Daniela Del Bene. After 8 years of campaigning under the slogan Patagonia Sin Represas, the Bachelet government in Chile rejected yesterday the Hidroaysén project. The Committee of Ministers, the highest administrative …

Barrick in the doldrums: shareholders angry about Pascua Lama

By Joan Martinez Alier. For many years, Barrick Gold has been heavily investing in the ill-fated project of Pascua-Lama in Chile, despite the local opposition. Communities resist the destruction of glaciers …

The contradictions in the mining firm Antofagasta

London is the world’s biggest centre for investment in the minerals industry. Investment banks, pension funds, hedge funds and insurance companies use London stock exchanges to invest in dubious mining …