Russia’s Uralkali says not restarting work yet at damaged mine #potash
Russia’s Uralkali says not restarting work yet at damaged mine
MOSCOW Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:45am EST
MOSCOW Nov 24 (Reuters) – Russia’s Uralkali URKA.MM, the world’s biggest potash producer, said on Monday it was not discussing a full or partial resumption of work yet at the Solikamsk-2 mine, halted last week after an accident.
Reporters quoted Chief Executive Dmitry Osipov earlier on Monday as saying work would resume at half of the damaged mine. But Uralkali later issued a statement explaining the company was discussing the possibility of starting “the backfilling of areas which could be considered potentially hazardous”.
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Timothy Heritage)