Kennecott output reduced at least 6 months

May 21, 2013 | 09:28 AM | Andrea Hotter

Tags  Binham Canyon Mine, Kennecott Utah Copper, copper, copper mine, wall slide, Andrea Hotter

SALT LAKE CITY — Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mine will operate at reduced capacity for at least six months, and probably longer, as a result of one of the biggest mine wall slides in history.

The company can’t predict exactly how long it will take the 100-year-old Bingham Canyon Mine, which has produced more copper than any other mine in history, to fully recover from the April 10 slide along a geotechnical fault line on the northeastern wall (, April 11).....

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