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Storm, Floods Hurt Chemical Industry in Australia

6:21 AM MST | February 3, 2011 | Ian Young

Incitec Pivot (Melbourne) says that its manufacturing operations in northern Queensland, Australia have been affected by Cyclone Yasi, which struck the region earlier today. The company's fertilizer complex at Phosphate Hill and its sulfuric acid unit at Mount Isa had been operating at reduced rates over the past two days, and production at the sites was suspended temporarily today. The 1-million m.t./year sulfuric acid plant at Mount Isa supplies the Phosphate Hill complex, which has combined capacity for 975,000 m.t./year of monoammonium and diammonium...

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