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Teck begins to solve Red Dog water issues

Tailings dam lift, added treatment capacity adds flexibility North of 60 Mining News – October 30, 2020

Teck Resources Ltd. Oct. 27 reported that water-related restrictions and unexpected repairs at Red Dog slowed zinc and lead production at this mine in Southwest Alaska during the third quarter.

During the three months ending Sept. 30, the Red Dog Mine produced 123,300 metric tons (271.8 million pounds) of zinc, which is a 20% drop from the 153,100 metric tons (337.5 million lb) produced during the...

 

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