Olympic Dam expansion guidelines released

EXAMINING the impacts of increased water extraction from the Great Artesian Basin and assessing the impacts of increased mining and processing on human health and the environment are among the assessment guidelines being imposed on BHP’s proposal to conduct a staged increase of copper production at Olympic Dam.

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Guidelines for the assessment of BHP's proposed Olympic Dam expansion have been released.

BHP is considering expanding its Olympic Dam copper output from 200,000 tonnes per annum to 350,000tpa.

However, it is yet to make a final investment decision on the expansion.

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