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Second environmental court ruling hits BHP's Cerro Colorado mine

A Chilean court ordered BHP's Cerro Colorado copper mine, in the extreme north of the country, to cease drawing water from a riverbed near its facility and regulate nearby waste deposits following complaints from a nearby indigenous community. The ruling follows another by the Supreme Court in January which upheld local indigenous communities’ complaint that Cerro Colorado's operations were overdrawing water and impacting local wetlands and ordered a fresh environmental review.

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