NEW YORK Ivernia Inc. is
restarting processing operations at its Paroo Station lead mine
near Wiluna, Western Australia, with plans to ramp up to full
production by the end of this year.
The restart decision comes after
an internal review and confirmation that Ivernias systems
and processes are best practice and can transport the
mines product safely and capably, according to the
Toronto-based Ivernia placed the
mineformerly know as Magellanon care and
maintenance in April 2011 due to environmental concerns after a
test found lead in dried mud at the bottom of a shipping
amm.com, April 5, 2011).
Environmental Protection Authority told Ivernia this week that
it had given final approval for all of the preconditions and
management plans that were required to be submitted before
transportation could restart.
While there is no set date for
exports to resume, Ivernia said it expects to ship some of its
stockpiled concentrate in April.
"We are confident we have the
appropriate systems in place to return to sustainable
operation," chairman Trevor Eyton said in a statement.
The mine produced about 44,100 tonnes of contained lead in
concentrate in 2010.