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Operation Status at Japanese Metal Smelters by JMIA

Following is a list of the status of operations at Japanese metals producers after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the country’s northern region on March 11, causing damage to facilities, power shortages and blackouts. This was provided by the Japan Mining Industry Association (JMIA) today.

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SMELTER/PREFECTURE  OPERATOR  CAPACITY   REMARKS
                              TON/YEAR
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*** COPPER

Onahama/Fukushima  Mitsubishi  300,000   Halted
 Smelter           Materials

Hitachi/Ibaraki    Pan Pacific 217,000   Halted/Plan to
 Refinery                                resume in April

Kosaka/Akita       Dowa         25,000   Halted/Plan to
 Recycling                              resume in early April

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Industry’s Total Copper Output Capacity: 1,710,000 tons/year
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*** ZINC

Akita/Akita        Dowa        200,400   Halted/Plan to
 Smelter                              resume in early April

Hachinohe/Aomori   Mitsui      117,600   Halted
 Smelter           Mining & Smelting

Annaka/Gunma       Toho Zinc   139,200   Halted
 Smelter

Onahama/Fukushima  Toho Zinc   (93,000)  Halted
** This plant produced intermediate product for zinc to
delivery to Annaka smelter.

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Industry’s Total Zinc Output Capacity: 703,200 tons/year
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*** LEAD

Kosaka/Akita       Dowa         26,000   Halted/Plan to
                                       resume in early April

Hosokura/Miyagi    Mitsubishi   22,200   Halted/Plan to
                       resume when fuel supply is available

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Industry’s Total Lead Output Capacity: 272,000 tons/year
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*** FERRO-NICKEL

Hachinohe/Aomori   Pacific      40,800   Halted
                   Metals

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Industry’s Total ferro-nickel Output Capacity: 74,500
tons/year
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To contact the reporter on this story: Jae Hur in Tokyo at jhur1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Poole at jpoole4@bloomberg.net.

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