Mine blaze damage not as bad as first thoughtadmin
Operators of Tasmania’s Savage River iron ore mine in north-west Tasmania say damage from last week’s fire might not be as bad as was first thought.
The fire caused $10 million damage to the main processing mill.
However, there was some good news at the weekend when engineers managed to get the pipe that pumps the iron ore slurry from Savage River to Port Latta for shipping operating again.
The managing director of Australian Bulk Minerals, Dave Sandy, says it is good to have one part of the plant back on line.
“To be in a position where on the weekend we actually pumped out the last remaining slurry down the pipeline was unimaginable at the start of this crisis,” he said.