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US mining impacted by water shortages

From droughts to floods – sector improving water stewardship Metal Tech News – September 20, 2023

Mining – especially regarding copper, lithium, and other critical minerals – is one of the most water-intensive industries, and the sector is facing increased operational risks, including community competition for supply.

With rising scarcity, industrial utilization of water is typically the first to be constrained, as with the shutdown of aluminum processing in São Paulo, Brazil, during the recor...


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