Vale to fully shut down nickel output in New Caledonia later Friday

viernes 9 de mayo de 2014 01:39 GYT

SYDNEY May 9 (Reuters) - Mining giant Vale has suspended 80 percent of its nickel production in New Caledonia due to an effluent spill, and plans to have a full shutdown later on Friday, it said in a statement.

The company is waiting to hear from the local government about when it can resume operations following the spill.

(Reporting by Cecile Lefort; Editing by Richard Pullin)