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Manufacturing Thirst

The Hidden Water Costs of Our Industrial Economy

Courtesy Kari Lydersen The Cananea Consolidated Copper Company – one of the world’s largest open pit copper mines, run by Grupo Mexico – forms a beautifully surreal landscape. Carefully sculpted red and gold curves of earth hug pools of brilliant turquoise. Before the vast expanse of the mine flies a huge Mexican flag, a symbol of pride in the mine’s significant contribution to the country’s economy. Cananea is often referred to as…
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by: Kari Lydersen – Autumn 2008

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