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SANTIAGO, June 4 (Reuters) - Finland's Stora Enso and Chile's Arauco have received a long-waited permit for their $2 billion pulp mill in Uruguay, the chairman of Arauco parent Empresas Copec said on Wednesday.
"The permit was received in the last few hours," Roberto Angelini told journalists.
The Montes del Plata plant, which is slated to produce an annual 1.3 million tonnes of eucalyptus pulp when it is at full capacity, began operating immediately, Angelini added. (Reporting by Felipe Iturrieta, Writing by Rosalba O'Brien; Editing by Chris Reese)