Lead stuck at Port of Esperance could ship out in March or April

Dec 04, 2007 | 07:31 AM | Andrea Jezovit

About 9,000 tonnes of lead carbonate from Ivernia Inc.'s Magellan Mine in Western Australia will be removed from the Port of Esperance in March or April, according to the state government.

Lead shipments from the port on Australia's southwest coast were suspended in March after an initial investigation found a potential link between mass bird deaths in the area and lead contamination from concentrates being loaded aboard ships.

Toronto-based Ivernia put Magellan on care and maintenance in April and operations remain suspended. In November, the company said it was awaiting approval to ship the material at the Port of Esperance but said that the timing and associated costs could not yet be determined.....

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