Calcium carbonate plants closed amid Japan tsunami impact

By Mark Watts
Published: Friday, 18 March 2011

Plants on north-east coast damaged as earthquake takes its toll on paper minerals

Several calcium carbonate plants were included in the widespread damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan on 11 March.

The 9.0 magnitude quake triggered a tsunami that devastated the coast of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures, killing thousands and destroying industry and infrastructure.

Tokyo-based Fimatec Ltd...

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