German automakers seek to extract lithium in Chile

Santiago, Chile, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) German car manufacturers Volkswagen and Daimler study feasibility for the extraction of lithium in Chile in a sustainable way, in keeping with the growing worldwide interest in this mineral.

Radio Bio Bio station reported about this issue that communities and environmental organizations are concerned about the environmental impact this activity could happen in the Atacama region.

However, economists say that the industrialization of the production process could reduce the environmental impact of the mining sector in the mid to long term.

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