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K+S restarts potash mine in Germany following October's fatal accident

8:38 AM MST | December 2, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

K+S (Kassel, Germany) is today restarting production at the Unterbreizbach, Germany, potash mine. Operations at the mine were suspended on 1 October after three miners were killed after breathing leaked carbon dioxide following a controlled explosion there.     The restart follows an expansion of underground extraction operations to further parts of the mine in which the gas eruption occurred. Sufficient quantities of crude salt are again available for the above-ground processing plants to be started up, the company says. Officials of the...

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