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Germany's Volkswagen and Daimler push for more 'sustainable' Chile lithium

15 Feb 2020

SANTIAGO German automakers Volkswagen and Daimler have launched a study to push for more "sustainable" lithium mining in Chile, according to lobbyist filings reviewed by Reuters, a sign of growing supply chain concerns ahead of an expected electric vehicle boom.

EXCLUSIVE-Germany's Volkswagen and Daimler push for more 'sustainable' Chile lithium

12 Feb 2020

SANTIAGO, Feb 11 German automakers Volkswagen and Daimler have launched a study to push for more "sustainable" lithium mining in Chile, according to lobbyist filings reviewed by Reuters, a sign of growing supply chain concerns ahead of an expected electric vehicle boom.

Exclusive: Top lithium miner seeks to monitor water scarcity in parched Chile salt flat

11 Feb 2020

SANTIAGO With residents and courts ringing the alarm about depleted water supplies in Chile's Atacama salt flat, the world's top lithium miner Albemarle quietly filed a proposal in December for a network to monitor flows beneath the parched desert floor.

Exclusive: Top lithium miner seeks to monitor water scarcity in parched Chile salt flat

10 Feb 2020

SANTIAGO With residents and courts ringing the alarm about depleted water supplies in Chile's Atacama salt flat, the world's top lithium miner Albemarle quietly filed a proposal in December for a network to monitor flows beneath the parched desert floor.

Chile regulator says lithium miner SQM compliance plan adequate, appeals lower court decision

15 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO Chile's environmental regulator on Wednesday defended in court its approval of a plan by top lithium miner SQM to remediate damage to the Atacama salt flat, appealing a lower court decision to scrap the agreement and setting the stage for a new and prolonged legal battle.

UPDATE 2-Chile regulator says lithium miner SQM compliance plan adequate, appeals lower court decision

15 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO, Jan 15 Chile's environmental regulator on Wednesday defended in court its approval of a plan by top lithium miner SQM to remediate damage to the Atacama salt flat, appealing a lower court decision to scrap the agreement and setting the stage for a new and prolonged legal battle.

Chile regulator says lithium miner SQM compliance plan adequate, appeals lower court decision

15 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO, Jan 15 Chile's environmental regulator appealed a lower court decision that struck down a $25 million plan by top lithium miner SQM to remediate damage it caused to the Atacama salt flat, according to court filings on Wednesday, setting the stage for a new and prolonged legal battle.

Copper output slumps at Codelco, BHP's Escondida in November

08 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO Copper output slumped at Chile's state miner Codelco and BHP's sprawling Escondida mine in November, according to Chile state copper agency Cochilco, amid a turbulent month of riots and mass protests that rocked the mineral-rich South American nation.

UPDATE 2-Copper output slumps at Codelco, BHP's Escondida in November

07 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO, Jan 7 Copper output slumped at Chile's state miner Codelco and BHP's sprawling Escondida mine in November, according to Chile state copper agency Cochilco, amid a turbulent month of riots and mass protests that rocked the mineral-rich South American nation.

Chile's December exports rise slightly, copper down: central bank

07 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO Chile's export revenue crept up 1.3% to $6.64 billion in December, the central bank said on Tuesday, even as the value of copper shipments slipped in the world's top producer of the red metal.

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