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Chile Rejects Controversial $2.5 Bln Copper and Iron Project
Aug 22,2017 11:31CST
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The Chilean government rejected on Monday a controversial $2.5-billion copper and iron project proposed by privately-held Andes Iron.

SHANGHAI, Aug. 22 (SMM) – The Chilean government rejected on Monday a controversial $2.5-billion copper and iron project proposed by privately-held Andes Iron, though the company vowed to appeal.

The project will produce 12 million tonnes of iron and 150,000 tonnes of copper annually.

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Chilean environmental protection minister Marcelo Mena indicated that the project would likely have a significant impact on a Humboldt penguin reserve.

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