SQM strenuously denies illegal brine export allegations

By Myles McCormick
Published: Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The Chilean lithium producer said that all exports go through a rigorous approvals process and is unaware what could have motivated the accusation, made by a group of the company’s employees.

Sociedad de Quimica y Minera SA (SQM), the Chilean miner of lithium, iodine, potash and nitrates, has denied allegations that it illegally exported unauthorised brine products.

The denial followed allegations by a group of employees from its lithium carbonate plant, made via a lithium carbonate union, which were recently brought to prominence...

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