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BHP Billiton to Build Second Desalinization Plant in Chile, an Industrial Info News Alert

October 30, 2008

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) — Mining major BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) (Melbourne, Australia) is awaiting environmental approval to move forward with the construction of a second desalinization plant to supply water to its Escondida copper operation in Chile. The project, called “Supplementary Desalinated Water Supply for Minera Escondida,” entails the construction of a seawater desalinization plant to be built at the company’s facility in Puerto Coloso.

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