01 October 2009 13:04 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Russian fertilizer producer PhosAgro suffered an explosion at its Kirov phosphate rock mine last week in which one person was killed, according to company sources on Thursday.
The company would not comment any further on the incident, which reportedly took place on 25 September at the facility in the ?xml:namespace>
However, a PhosAgro spokesperson did state that production of phosphate fertilizers, which use phosphate rock as a feedstock, would not be affected.
PhosAgro owns Apatit, which exploits the Khibiny rock deposits in the Murmansk region adjacent to the
Rock production reached nearly 10m tonnes in 2008.
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