The refinery, the world's biggest, has been operating at half capacity since early 2018, when Hydro admitted it had made unlicensed emissions of untreated water.
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The union intends to vote on a new contract proposal by Thursday and deliver their decision to management on Friday.
For all of 2018, Vale's output was 384.639 million tonnes, slightly below its previously divulged outlook of 390 million tonnes.
SNC says it had recently updated Codelco on the status of the project, including what it called delays "that were the responsibility of Codelco."
Argentina is eyeing its first major new mining project in two decades, nudged forward by President Mauricio Macri’s market-oriented policies.
The decision was based on ensuring compensation for those who may have suffered losses from the cessation of operations at Vale’s South Upper dam.
The move is part of an aggressive transformation of the Chilean state-miner, which is looking at adding fresh technologies to revitalizing some of its century-old mines.
The updated resource model spans three contiguous zones and includes a higher grade core that the company could access early in a potential mine’s life.
The Chilean state miner has terminated its contract with SNC-Lavalin at its Chuquicamata mine, accusing the engineering firm of failing to comply with work commitments.
Chile would shortly begin accepting bids from local and foreign companies seeking to develop battery materials using discounted Chilean lithium provided by SQM.
The one-time special dividend, worth $470 million, will be given to Newmont's shareholders only if its friendly takeover of Canada’s Goldcorp is approved.
The world’s biggest iron ore producer said the injunction will impact production at its massive Brucutu mine, as it will now take longer than expected to bring it back on line.
Two years, $4.5 million later, the Australian miner concluded results to date don't meet its expectations.
Peruvian authorities search for solutions to blockade affecting shipments from Las Bambas copper mine
For 48 days now, the Indigenous community of Nueva Fuerabamba has blocked Chinese miner MMG Ltd from using a national highway.
The dam is located in the municipality of Barão de Cocais, in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
On the upside, the RNI report shows that 24 nations have seen improvements in their index performance.
Both companies are seeking to extend existing permits to draw water from Chile's water-constrained Salar de Atacama.
The company has secured a second five-year exploration licence in the Erzgebirge (meaning Ore Mountain) region of Saxony, which completely encloses its Zinnwald project.
Vale has been targeted by several court verdicts related to mines that use dams similar to the one that burst in the town of Brumadinho in January.
The world’s largest miner has signed an earn-in and joint venture deal with Canada’s Luminex Resources over the Tarqui copper project.
The preventive measure was taken after a stress test failed to guarantee stability of the mine’s structures. Vale noted it would restart production when new studies are completed and their results are conclusive.
The company recently closed a $175 million financing package that it will use on mine construction and start-up.
A state prosecutor filed subpoenas with Vale last June to review safety documents regarding its dam, but Vale's lawyers later argued that they had received positive reviews by an auditor.
The company had until the end of Tuesday to request government mediation to help reach a deal with the union of 520 workers.
A local court has cleared the way for Vale to resume operations at the Brucutu mine.