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Rio Tinto Declares Force Majeure at Iceland Smelter's Casthouse
Aug 27, 2010 10:24CST
Source:SMM

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 -- Rio Tinto Group said it declared force majeure on production from the casthouse at its aluminum smelter in Straumsvik, Iceland, following a fire.

The company can't quantify the effects of the force majeure, Rio spokesman Bryan Tucker said today in an e-mail.

The fire last week in the basement of the casthouse damaged electrical cables.

Force majeure is a legal clause allowing producers to miss contracted deliveries because of circumstances beyond their control.


 

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