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ENVIRONMENT: Vale breaks ground for Clean AER project

ONTARIO – Joined by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, government cabinet ministers, community leaders, local residents and employees, Vale officially broke ground on its $2-billion Clean AER project, what the company calls one of the...



ONTARIO – Joined by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, government cabinet ministers, community leaders, local residents and employees, Vale officially broke ground on its $2-billion Clean AER project, what the company calls one of the largest single environmental investments in Ontario’s history, on June 22,2012.

The Clean AER project, where AER stands for “atmospheric emissions reduction” will see sulphur dioxide emissions at the company’s smelter in Sudbury reduced by 70% from current levels, as well as dust and metals emissions reduced a further 35% to 40%. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.

Photos, video and more details are available at the Republic of Mining website, click_here.