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SQM battles scandal, earthquakes and costs

By Liz Gyekye, Myles McCormick
Published: Saturday, 26 September 2015

Although SQM escaped damage following the major earthquake that hit Chile in September, the lithium miner faced fresh political outrage following leaked emails.

The revelation in early September of email communications between Sociedad de Quimica y Minera SA (SQM) and Chilean socialist party senator Fulvio Rossi has caused major embarrassment to the politician and returned the lithium, iodine and nitrates miner to the spotlight.

According to reports published by Chilean newspaper, El Mostrador,...

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