Russia Urges Acron to Re-Route Phosphate Deliveries, Avoid Park

Russia’s Natural Resources Ministry urged fertilizer maker OAO Acron to change the planned transportation route for its phosphate project in the Murmansk region to bypass a nature reserve being created in the area.

The government plans to set up the Khibiny nature park in northwest Russia near Acron’s Partomchorr phosphate deposit, the ministry said on its website.

Acron is in touch with state officials and will consider alternative routes, company spokeswoman Elena Kochubey said by telephone.

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