Southern Copper Perú informed this week they would be temporarily suspending operations for repairs, possibly involved in a tailing spill.
“The company said that while there were no tailings spill at the operations in southern Peru, it would not fully restart operations at the nearby concentrator for three to five days while it performed maintenance”, according to information from Copper Investing News.
Over the weekend, two incidents, related to heavy rainfall events caused this mining company to shut down operations temporarily.
“The Peruvian Agency for Environmental Assessment and Inspection (OEFA) reported it was investigating ‘green solution’ that had flowed into the Torata River from operations associated with Cuajone mine in an area which has suffered intense rainfall”, the aforementioned media explained.
In addition, the mining company is undertaking a search effort to find a worker that was swept away by floodwaters, that have, so far, killed five people in the past days.
“Both Cuajone and the Toquepala mine have been affected by the rain, with the mines themselves operating at 70-percent capacity, according to the company”, said Copper Investing News.