Chilean miner Collahuasi has withdrawn an environmental impact study (EIS) submitted on November 18 for a US$173mn water transfer system to supply its expansion project in Chile’s northern region I.
The EIS was undergoing the admissibility test and was expected to be rejected after failing to comply with certain formal requirements.
Collahuasi is jointly controlled by London-listed Xstrata and Anglo American, each with a 44% stake, while the remainder belongs to a group of Japanese companies led by Mitsui.