Anglo American says gets licence for slurry pipe at Brazil mine

miércoles 24 de septiembre de 2014 10:51 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Miner Anglo American said on Wednesday it received an environmental license to operate the slurry pipe at its Brazilian iron ore project Minas Rio, a crucial step in meeting a deadline to enter production by the end of the year.

The slurry pipe, with the numerous licences required to lay and run it, has been a major headache for Anglo American and one of the main factors why the project is years behind schedule and hugely over budget. A slurry pipe is used to transport mineral concentrate. (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)