In Portugal, a planned lithium mine in a rural village sparks controversy
18 February 2023 | 11:47 am
Northern Portugal is believed to contain the largest lithium reserves in Europe. These resources have attracted the attention of some of the world's largest mining companies. London-based firm Savannah Resources wants to open the continent's biggest open-cast lithium mine in the village of Covas do Barroso by 2026.
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