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Massive copper mine tests Trump's push to slash regulation

Reuters  |  SUPERIOR, Arizona 

By Emily FlitterSUPERIOR, Arizona (Reuters) - Rio Tinto's proposed Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would tunnel 7,000 feet underground, where rocks radiate heat from the earth's molten core. It would suck up enough water to supply a city and leave a crater a mile and a half wide and 1,000 feet deep.Planned for more than a decade, the project would be a prototype for a looming era of more invasive U.S. mines as companies run out of easy-to-reach deposits, geologists say. It is also the project President Donald Trump's Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, had in mind as he began crafting a "hit ...

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 22:52 IST
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