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Leak forces shutdown.

Leaking molten material at the Kidd Creek's copper smelter in Timmins forced its shut down in early August. There were no injuries reported. However, the plant remained idle for three weeks while repairs and other routine maintenance were made. The smelter was scheduled for a 10-day shutdown in September but those plans were bumped ahead due to the shut-down. Production is expected to decline to 136,000 tonnes from its 145,000 tonne capacity for this year due to the spill
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Title Annotation:at copper smelter
Publication:Northern Ontario Business
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Sep 1, 2001
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