Albemarle and SQM unaffected by Chilean earthquake, as copper miners suffer closure
Published: Thursday, 17 September 2015
Both Albemarle and SQM reported that their lithium, potash and nitrates operations in the South American state have not been impacted by the recent earthquake. Copper miners with operations further south, meanwhile, have been forced into site suspensions and personnel evacuations.
An earthquake measuring 8.4 on the Richter
scale that hit Chile last night has not affected the operations
of either Albemarle Corp. or Sociedad de Quimica y Minera SA
(SQM), both of which have operations in the northern part of
Yesterday’s earthquake struck near the city