Rockwood readies itself for SQM attempt to block lithium increase

By Myles McCormick
Published: Monday, 25 April 2016

Rockwood Lithium has responded to news that local rival Sociedad de Quimica y Minera SA (SQM) will seek to prevent the expansion of its lithium production in Chile, noting it will use “all recourses available” to respond to any doubts over its permit, Chilean daily La Tercera has reported. A tripling of its Chilean production by Rockwood could go some way to ease the supply shortage in lithium products expected over the next half decade.

Leaked minutes of a March board meeting last week revealed Chilean lithium major SQM would seek to challenge a Resolución Calificación Ambiental (RCA),...

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