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Hydrology and erosion impacts of mining derived coastal sand dunes, Chanaral Bay, Chile

Posted date: September 26, 2008
Publication Year: 
2008
Authors: Neary, Daniel G.; Garcia-Chevesich, Pablo
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: In: Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest. 38: 47-52.

Abstract

Chile has an economy strongly based on the exploitation of its natural resources. Copper mining represents the main export monetary income, employing thousands of people all along the country. The Chilean Copper Corporation (CODELCO), El Salvador branch, has been the primary mining company, but it will be ending most of its activities by 2011 unless copper prices stay at their record levels. Besides the job consequences for the local population, there are some serious environmental issues that must be solved during the shut-down.

Citation

Neary, Daniel G.; Garcia-Chevesich, Pablo 2008. Hydrology and erosion impacts of mining derived coastal sand dunes, Chanaral Bay, Chile. In: Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest. 38: 47-52.