Sinkhole edges closer to Russia potash bypass

09 October 2008 12:27  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--A sinkhole in Berezniki, Russia, that has threatened to disrupt potash shipments has moved three metres closer to a rail bypass used by producer JSC Silvinit, an official at International Potash Co (IPC) said on Thursday.

“The distance between the sinkhole and the railway line has narrowed to 97 metres,” the official said, noting that this was the first time the sinkhole had expanded since July.

The sinkhole was caused by flooding at Uralkali’s Berezniki 1 mine in October 2006.

IPC markets potash for JSC Silvinit.

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