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PotashCorp Restarts Production at Canadian Mine after Fire

10:05 AM MDT | September 26, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

PotashCorp says production at its Rocanville, SK, mine is to resume today after rescuers put out a fire that had temporarily trapped 20 workers. The fire was started by a wooden spool of cable in the mine, the company says. No injuries were reported, and the last worker rescued returned to the surface yesterday evening. The 2.7-million m.t./year capacity plant produces both standard and granular potash. It had been operating at normal capacity prior to the fire, PotashCorp says. The company is also reducing its stockpile by shutting its largest mine at Lanigan...

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