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Blaze damages Rio Tinto iron-ore facility at Cape Lambert

Mining News - Published on Mon, 14 Jan 2019

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Reuters reported that Rio Tinto Ltd has closed part of its Cape Lambert iron-ore export terminal in Western Australia after a fire caused damage. The blaze occurred early on Thursday and was extinguished with no injuries. Rio Tinto said "Operations at part of the Cape Lambert facility have restarted while impacted areas remain closed. An investigation into the cause of the fire has commenced.”

It was too early to tell whether there was any effect on exports, with the damage still being assessed, said Jesse Riseborough, a Rio Tinto spokesman.

Cape Lambert is about 1250km north of Perth. Cape Lambert is one of two ports Rio uses to ship iron ore from the Pilbara mining region. It has an annual capacity of 205 million tonnes, according to the miner's website.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 14 Jan 2019
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