A chemical leak at a water treatment plant in the US has led to the building of a nearby nickel and copper mine being temporarily halted.
Kennecott Eagle Minerals announced less than 100 gallons of a chemical was spilled at an incident that occurred in Upper Peninsula, Michigan, on Saturday (July 7th).
According to a report by wdio.com, company spokeswoman Deb Muchmore revealed extraction at the nickel and copper mine is likely to start in 2014.
No people were hurt in the leak of the chemical, which was contained by the company and cleared up within a few hours of the accident.
Kennecott stated a faulty valve caused a container to leak the chemical into a containment area.
Earlier in the month, the Radford Army Ammunition Plant operated by Virginia-based BAE Systems was forced to close down temporarily as a result of a chemical leak at the site.
The Roanoke Times reported the accident happened on the first day of the company's new contract as the operator of the plant.
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