SQM aims to block Rockwood expansion

By Myles McCormick
Published: Friday, 22 April 2016

Chilean lithium producer Sociedad de Quimica y Minera SA (SQM) will attempt to halt a planned lithium production increase by rival producer Rockwood Lithium, owed by US chemicals producer Albemarle Corp., according to the minutes of a March SQM board meeting seen this week by local business daily, Diario Financiero.

SQM board unanimously approved the pursuit of all avenues to block the expansion, including:
Attempting to invalidate Rockwood’s environmental approvals from the environmental evaluation commission (CEA) in Antofagasta.Making the...

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