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Zijin Copper Plant Unlikely To Resume Production For 6 Months - Report
Jul 15,2010 08:44CST
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HONG KONG, Jul 14, 2010 (Dow Jones Commodities News Select via Comtex) -- Zijin Mining Group Co. (2899.HK), China's biggest gold producer, will need "at least six months" before it resumes production at one of its copper plants in eastern China following an acidic waste water leak, the South China Morning Post reported Thursday, citing Zijin's company secretary Zheng Yu-qiang.

The paper cited Zheng as saying Zijin plans to build a new pond to capture waste water containing chemicals from copper production. The company will also try to repair its old waste water pond, he said, according to the report.

Heavy rainfall caused a rapid rise in the underground water level and damaged the waterproofing layer at the bottom of the plant's waste water pond, leading to a leakage of acidic copper and sulfate and killing tonnes of fish in the nearby Ting River, Zijin said earlier.

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