Escondida strike averted 

Workers at BHP’s Escondida mine in northern Chile have accepted a new offer from the global miner and will not move forward with a planned strike over safety concerns, reported Reuters. The Sindicato No. 1 union said that 1,495 members out of the 1,902 who voted accepted the new proposal from BHP. “This proposal contains a series of concrete and…

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BHP, Rio Tinto team for tailings

With a shared mission of sustainability, global miners BHP and Rio Tinto are collaborating on technological developments to boost water recoveries from mine tailings as well as to reduce safety risks and environmental presence at storage facilities. The companies, which announced their teaming on 30 October, have selected Chile for their first test project – specifically, an innovative large-volume filter…

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BHP turns focus toward Peru’s copper potential

An executive for BHP has shared that the global miner plans to expand its presence in Peru through exploration of new copper projects, reported Reuters.  Rag Udd, who heads the company in the Americas, told an audience at the Perumin mining conference in Arequipa, Peru, that BHP will invest $12 million on exploration in the next 10 months and that…

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