Uralkali considers backfilling of stricken Solikamsk mine, no possibility of production for now

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The consideration of resuming some backfilling operations is potentially a positive development from Uralkali — the question of whether or not production from Solikamsk-2, which represents around a fifth of the company’s potash output, will begin again in the short to medium term, however, remains unanswered.

Uralkali OAO is "discussing the possibility of partially restarting works in the [Solikamsk-2 potash] mine," following last week’s shutdown, a company spokesperson told IM.

The spokesperson confirmed to IM, however, that a potential resumption of works would only cover the backfilling of worked-out areas "at the moment".

"We are discussing with...

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