NEWS
ENVIRONMENT   Copper  

Copper Mine Urged to Cut Output Over Pollution Concerns

An official with the Department of Environment has called on Sarcheshmeh Copper Complex to cut production until it addresses its emission issues.

“This factory’s environmental pollution is 23 times the permitted level,” Reza Jazinizadeh, the head of Kerman Province’s DOE, told ILNA. 

“We’re calling on the factory to reduce production during inversion until it sets up its acid plant.”

The official noted that Sarcheshmeh recently set up its flash furnace but is dragging its feet in establishing an integrated acid plant to rein in sulfur dioxide emission.

The factory’s emissions are becoming more evident these days due to a weather phenomenon known as temperature inversion: a condition wherein cold air underpins warm air at higher altitude, leading to the entrapment of air pollutants, which causes smog.

Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine, located in Kerman Province, is the world’s second largest and the Middle East’s largest open-pit copper mine. The mine has over 826 million tons of proven and 1.2 billion tons of estimated copper reserves with 0.7% average purity (5% of the world’s total), alongside substantial amounts of other minerals such as molybdenum, gold and rare metals.

National Iranian Copper Industries Company operates the mine alongside concentration and molybdenum plants, smelters, refineries and wire rod, slab and billet casting plants.

NICICO’s other mines across Iran include Sungun in northwestern Iran, Taft, Miduk, Chahmesi and Chahfirouzeh in central Iran, Daralou in the south and Chehelkoureh in southeast.

News No: 1925
Date: 2018/02/13 - 21:54
News Source: Financial Tribune

Sarcheshmeh Copper Complex  environmental pollution  copper  Sungun 

Comments:

Leave a Comment:

   
   
   
 

Prospects brighten for Alaska's Pebble project after environmental impact statement released

The US Army Corps of Engineers has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), as required under the National Environmental Policy Act, for Northern Dynasty’s (TSX: NDM; NYSE : NAK) Alaska Pebble project, one of the richest copper-gold deposits ever discovered.
 

Lundin Gold to step up exploration in Ecuador thanks to $38m financing

Canada’s Lundin Gold (TSX:LUG), the company that plans to kick off production at its Fruta del Norte gold project in Ecuador later this year, will boost exploration in the country thanks to a C$40.5 million (about $30.8m) financing secured this week.
 

LiCo Energy Metals withdraws from Chilean lithium project facing community opposition

Following its 2017 notice of force majeure that was ratified in January 2018, Vancouver- based LiCo Energy Metals (TSXV: LIC) announced this week that it has decided to completely drop the Purickuta project in northern Chile.
 

Recommissioned Aussie mine dispatches first nickel concentrate shipment to China

This week, Panoramic Resources (ASX:PAN) sent out the first shipment of bulk nickel/copper/cobalt concentrate from its Savannah mine in Western Australia to Lianyungang, China.
 

Iran’s Copper Cathode Production Rises by 60%

Iran has produced more than 200,000 tons of copper cathode in the first 10 months of the current local calendar year (started on March 21, 2018), indicating a 61% growth compared with corresponding period in last year.
 

Copper price slides despite Chinese imports at record pace

The price of copper declined for a fifth day in a row on Thursday despite trade data showing Chinese imports of the orange metal growing at a record-setting pace.
Upcoming Events
Publications
 Mines & Metals

Mine & Business Today

 Scrap & Recycling

Ahangan

Our partners