Friday, April 19, 2024

New waste hub for Tasmanian mine

Tasmanian Minister for Resources, Felix Ellis, says the future of the Renison Tin Mine is as bright as ever with the official opening today of a new $39 million waste treatment and recycling facility.

The mine is Australia’s largest producer of tin, a key mineral critical for the manufacture of electronic parts, corrosion resistant food packaging and the production of alloys used in applications as varied as bearing metals, statues and musical instruments.

The mine also supports hundreds of jobs in regional Tasmania, Minister Ellis said.

“The new facilities will maximise the re-use of waste and minimise the waste storage needs to support the new high yield Area 5 project at the site,” he said.

“Already employing 340 people and supporting an extra 240 contractors, the Area 5 operation will be the lifeblood of Renison through to 2030 or beyond.

“With reserves sufficient for around 10 years of operations at current rates, it is pleasing to see Renison’s continued contribution to the West Coast and broader Tasmanian community continue.

“I congratulate the entire Bluestone Mines Tasmania Joint Venture team for their commitment and effort in realising this project.”

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