Katanga Mining suspends cobalt sales from DRC mine

Glencore-owned Katanga Mining will suspend the export and sale of cobalt from its Kamoto Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after finding excessive levels of uranium in the cobalt hydroxide produced there, the company said on Tuesday November 6.

Uranium levels exceeded the limit allowed for export through the main African ports, the company said. To date, the volume of production affected by the suspension of sales amounts to less than 1,500 tonnes of finished cobalt, it added. Katanga produced 3,000...

Published

Ewa Manthey

November 06, 2018

17:18 GMT

London