17 December 2010 20:47 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS)--BHP Billiton on Friday submitted an environmental impact statement (EIS) for its proposed 8m tonne/year Jansen potash project in ?xml:namespace>
BHP’s EIS showed how the company had designed Jansen to maximise socio-economic opportunities while minimising environmental effects, it added.
“We believe the Jansen project is a wonderful opportunity for BHP Billiton and
“Jansen is a world-class ore body and the project fits our strategy of owning and operating large, long-life, low-cost assets. Jansen is the first and the most advanced of our potash growth options,” he added.
The company said earlier it had invested more than $400m (€304m) to develop the mine, which could start producing its first ore towards the end of 2014.
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