Energy

Smelter details closure plan as it prepares to stay open

Ian Llewellyn
Thu, 07 Apr 2022

Smelter details closure plan as it prepares to stay open
Rio Tinto has laid out more details on how it would fix the Tiwai Point aluminum smelter when it closes. (Image: Supplied)
Ian Llewellyn
Thu, 07 Apr 2022
Rio Tinto has updated its plans to close the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter at the end of 2024 while reiterating that it wants to keep it running longer.A preliminary study released today outlines what steps would be taken to remediate the smelter site if it closes at the end of 2024.However, the study said: “Rio Tinto sees a positive pathway for New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter (NZAS) to continue operating and contributing to the local and national economies beyond 2024. We are currently working closely with Ngāi Tahu, Southland and...

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