Boutt to study impacts of lithium extraction

Dr. David Boutt, crouched by small, short, concrete lined water channel in the Salar de Atacama, surrounded by desert landscape with brush and brown snow-capped mountains and clear blue sky.

Dr. David Boutt, along with colleagues at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, has been commissioned as part of a cooperative study to investigate how lithium extraction impacts the hydrologic environment in Latin America, especially with regards to lithium brine-fresh water aquifer systems. The goal of the study is to provide companies with better guidance on sustainable lithium extraction. Read more here and here...

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