Chile environmental regulator presses charges against Sierra Gorda mine

March 8, 2016

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Chile’s environmental regulator pressed charges against Sierra Gorda, jointly owned by Poland’s KGHM Polska Miedz and Japan’s Sumitomo Metal Mining, saying the copper mine could be fined up to $29-million and have its licence revoked.

The SMA regulator said on Tuesday that Sierra Gorda committed seven “serious” and two “mild” environmental infractions.

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