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Threat to Flamingos Halts Soda Ash Plan

10:09 AM MDT | June 2, 2008 | Rebecca Coons

Bird watch: African lake is a regional breeding ground. Tata Chemical’s (Mumbai) previously announced 500,000-m.t./year natural soda ash project at Lake Natron, Tanzania “as originally envisaged” has been suspended because of risks to the environment, says Homi Khusrokhan, managing director at Tata Chemicals. The planned facility, a joint venture with the Tanzanian government, was to be located at the lakeside. The project is under pressure from environmental groups, which say that it poses an ecological threat. The greatest threat is to the...

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