Southern Copper mulls smelter closure

Jul 10, 2013 | 11:55 AM | Carolina Guerra

Tags  Southern Copper, SPCC, Grupo Mexico, emissions controls, copper, Carolina Guerra

SÃO PAULO — Southern Copper Corp. (SCC) will consider closing its Ilo copper smelter and refinery in southern Peru if the government imposes stricter emissions controls.

"If the (new regime) of the environment ministry comes into force from January 2014, the (jobs) of at least 1,500 workers will be at risk," SCC said in a filing with the Peruvian stock exchange.....

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