K+S confirms partial restart at Germany potash site after accident

12 November 2013 14:33  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--K+S confirmed on Tuesday that it partially resumed underground crude salt extraction at its Unterbreizbach potash site in Germany's Thuringia state following a fatal accident in October.

Three miners died on 1 October from carbon dioxide (CO2) exposure following routine blasting works at the mine. The CO2, which is bound in the mine’s potash salts, was set free during the blasting.

However, K+S said that full production at Unterbreizbach was not expected to restart before the end of November.

The Kassel-based company added that in past weeks it managed to remove large accumulations of CO2 from the mine to allow a partial resumption of crude salt extraction.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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