Plant closure at Ravensthorpe

On December 15, First Quantum Minerals reported that a structural failure had occurred to the atmospheric leach tank at its Ravensthorpe nickel operation in Western Australia

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First Quantum Minerals' Ravensthorpe operation

The tank, situated after the autoclaves in the circuit, contained acid-leaching nickel in slurry. The spill, resulting from the failure, was contained within the plant's protective bunded area.