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Environmental approval for the biggest open-pit mining project in Latin America is being continually delayed due to environmental concerns about the difficulty of wastewater disposal and tailings dam safety.  These concerns are heightened due to multiple dam-breaks and flooding events in nearby Amazonian mines, including BHP’s 2019 Brumandinho failure which killed more than 250 people.  With its enhanced evaporation matrices, ECOVAP can reduce the volume of wastewater by up to 95% allowing the pure water molecules to return to the atmosphere while the residual toxins (in this case, mainly cyanide, arsenic and mercury) are gathered for proper hazardous waste disposal.

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