Zambia shuts polluting Glencore copper plant

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Des bouteilles en plastique représentant de l’eau contaminée devant le siège de Glencore en Suisse lors d’une manifestation © FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP

Zambia has closed a copper treatment plant belonging to Glencore International’s Mopani Copper Mines for pollution violations, the state environmental agency said on Monday.

Mopani Copper Mines said in a statement it was surprised at the action by the environmental agency and may be forced to lay off staff following the closure.

Reuters

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