LONDON JSC Chelyabinsk
Zinc Plant suffered a wall collapse at its concentrates storage
facility in Russia Feb. 15 after the site was hit by the shock
wave from a meteorite shower, according to media reports.
The meteorite fell into a lake
near Chebarkul after breaking up above the Chelyabinsk region
in western Russia that morning, according to a Bloomberg
A spokesman for Ural Mining
& Metallurgical Co., parent company of Chelyabinsk Zinc
Plant, was quoted as saying that the plant was operating as
There were no injuries during
the incident, the BBC said.
Chelyabinsk was still able to
conclude an indium and cadmium tender Feb. 15 despite the
meteorite shower, AMM sister publication Metal
Bulletin was told.
Russian pipemaker JSC Chelyabinsk Tube-Rolling Plant
(ChelPipe) also suffered minor damage at a mill in Chelyabinsk,
it said, noting that some windows at its workshops and offices
were shattered by the shock wave that followed the shower.
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Metal