12 October 2007 15:22 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--German potash firm K+S may see production at a site in the eastern state of Thuringia impacted if it cannot find a long-term solution to dispose of salty waste water byproduct, potentially threatening hundreds of jobs, German media reported on Friday.
The reports, quoting a K+S spokesman, said the company was looking at underground storage as an interim solution, to be replaced later with a pipeline that would pump the waste water into the ?xml:namespace>
Environmentalists, led by Germany's BUND association, were opposed to K+S' proposals, the reports said.
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In a speech to shareholders earlier this year, former K+S chief executive Ralf Bethke defended the pipeline project as a necessary measure and added that potash production involved thousands of jobs.
Bethke retired in June and was succeeded by Norbert Steiner.
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