Solikamsk-2 potash mine situation “not catastrophic” — Uralkali

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The active consideration by the company of bringing forward the commissioning of two new mine facilities reveals the seriousness of the supply situation at the Solikamsk-2 potash mine. A previous mine, which saw brine inflow levels increase in 2006, eventually had to be permanently closed. Uralkali’s production capacity could fall by 20% should Solikamsk-2 need to be retired.

Russia-based fertiliser producer Uralkali OAO has given further details on events at the company’s suspension of activities at its Solikamsk-2 potash mine, following increased rates of brine inflow that were detected yesterday.

Uralkali’s CEO Dmitry Osipov said: "The accident is not catastrophic to the company’s operations or people living in...

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