Mitsubishi Materials Shuts Copper Refinery After 8.9 Quake Hits Japan

Mitsubishi Materials Corp. (5711), Japan’s third-largest copper refiner, stopped operations at its Onahama copper smelter in Fukushima prefecture after an 8.9 earthquake struck the country, company spokesman Toshiaki Yamada said today.

The smelter has a capacity of 258,000 metric tons of copper.

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