Kennecott given access to Bingham lower pit

Apr 23, 2013 | 10:20 AM | Andrea Hotter

Tags  Kennecott, copper, Bingham Canyon, wall slide, Rio Tinto, output, Andrea Hotter

NEW YORK — Kennecott Utah Copper has been given the go-ahead to access portions of the Bingham Canyon Mine affected by a recent wall slide, including the lower pit, but the company does not plan to resume work yet.

Limited ore hauling is taking place, using 40-tonne trucks, from a stockpile near the mine to the Copperton concentrator, the company said.....

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