More than just costs are a concern at Barrick Gold's (ABX) $8.5B Pascua-Lama mega-mine,...

|About: Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX)|By:, SA News Editor
More than just costs are a concern at Barrick Gold's (ABX) $8.5B Pascua-Lama mega-mine, Catherine Solyom writes; once the mine opens in 2014 and produces 850K oz./year of gold, ABX will be entitled to take as much as 33M liters/day of water to keep production flowing. If problems with water scarcity already are affecting agriculture in the area, what will it be like when the mine opens?