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South America: Offices bring full power of SRK to their clients’ door

As in other parts of the world the Mining Industry in South America is expanding at astonishing speed. As a consequence the need for high-level expertise in all aspects of the mining industry has never been greater and SRK in South America has been playing a key role in support to its clients. Our scientists and engineers in our well-established Santiago, Chile and new Belo Horizonte, Brazil offices are using their extensive international experience to help our clients meet the challenges of rapid growth. SRK is currently providing a diverse range of geochemical services including characterisation and management planning for tailings impoundments, specialist studies for particular contaminants, input to due diligence assessments as part of mergers and acquisitions, geochemical assessments for mine closure planning and baseline studies for new mines.

New obligations

With few exceptions, new mining legislation in Chile, Peru, and other South American countries requires that new projects incorporate closure planning into their Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and mine planning stage. Increasingly, existing operations must also produce closure plans that clearly define long-term liabilities.

As a recognised leader in regulatory issues, SRK is actively involved in helping our clients attain the approvals they need to operate. As each new project is rarely the same as the previous one, our team in South America uses the latest in technologies and its network of scientists and engineers around the globe to ensure it presents clients with the best solution to their problem.

For more information call John Harman
at +56 2 269 0353 or

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