New Caledonia govt to allow Vale's nickel mine to restart

viernes 30 de mayo de 2014 01:34 GYT
 

SYDNEY May 30 (Reuters) - The local government of New Caledonia will allow miner Vale to restart its nickel mining actives as early as Friday, a government spokesman said.

The government suspended operations at the $6 billion processing plant in Goro three weeks ago after some 100,000 litres of acid-tainted effluent leaked, killing about 1,000 fish.

An independent expert report submitted earlier this week to the local province said it was not opposed to the restart of the operations.

Vale could not be immediately reached for comment. (Reporting by Cecile Lefort; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)