SQM rebuffs nuclear lithium allegations

By Myles McCormick
Published: Monday, 14 March 2016

The Chilean lithium producer has dismissed accusation that it exported lithium products for nuclear purposes, including shipments to North Korea, amid claims in the Chilean press that, could impact its lease in the Salar de Atacama.

Chile’s Sociedad de Quimica y Minera (SQM) has dismissed allegations published by local media outlets that it has been bypassing checks by the Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission in order to sell lithium products for use in nuclear fusion.

The company, which produces lithium, potash and iodine from its various operations...

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