Germany’s K+S to start up €50m potash waster water pipeline

02 October 2013 17:58  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--K+S will start up on 4 October a €50m ($68m) pipeline to dispose saline waste waters from a potash site in Hessen state, the Germany-based fertilizer major said on Wednesday.

K+S said that the 63km pipeline will ship about 700,000 cubic metres/year of saline wastewater from its site in Neuhof in eastern Hessen to the Werra river near Philippsthal at the boundary line to Thuringia state. The company needs to properly dispose of the saline waste waters from its potash sites in order to continue operating them.

K+S added that the pipeline will be allowed to go into operation even though an environmental group filed a legal challenge to the project.

The Kassel-based firm employs more than 5,000 workers at its production sites in Hessen and Thuringia states. The Neuhof site has a staff of about 720 people, according to information on the company's website.

($1 = €0.74)

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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