Lusaka, Zambia — 23 April 2012 – The world’s largest diversified commodities trader, Glencore International, says its Mopani Copper Mines operation has resumed production at its Zambian copper treatment plant.
Reuters reports that the plant had been shut down in March for pollution violations.
“It is with great delight that stakeholders have managed to reach an amicable resolution of the situation, leading to the resumption of operations,” Mopani said in a statement here.
Zambia’s environmental management agency, which closed the plant, has confirmed that Mopani was allowed to re-open last Thursday, after it had met the conditions set.
The agency had ordered Mopani to shut down its Mufulira heap leaching plant last month due to excessive emissions of the pollutant acid mist.
Source: Reuters. For more information, click here.