Canadian Mining Journal


ZINC: Equipment failure at Trail zinc refinery to cut Teck output by 20,000 tonnes

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Teck Resources of Vancouver issued a terse news release regarding the failure of some electrical equipment at its zinc refinery in Trail. On Aug. 25, 2019, one of the four rectifiers failed.

There were no injuries or environmental impacts, noted the company.

Teck says the repairs may take up to 20 weeks at a cost of $5 million to $10 million. Without the fourth refinery cell house in operation, annual capacity will drop by 20,000 to 30,000 tonnes of zinc.

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