Rio Tinto declares force majeure on Kennecott copper cathode shipments

Rio Tinto has declared force majeure on shipments of copper cathode and acid from its Kennecott copper operation after the closure of the smelter at the site last week, the company told Fastmarkets.

According to the global mining and metals producer, the closure occurred after the release of molten copper from the smelter in Utah, in the United States, on September 21.

“The work needed to safely restart operations at the smelter...


Alex Harrison

Andrea Hotter

Julian Luk

September 28, 2021

18:04 GMT

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