K+S KALI GmbH: Hattorf site of the Werra plant resumes full production after repairs following the fire damage

After the repairs completed in December following the fire damage in the factory, and after being granted a deep-well injection approval, the Hattorf site of the Werra plant started up again yesterday and has today resumed full production until further notice. The employees affected by short-time working until now were able to return to their workplaces.

KASSEL, 04-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Due to the slightly improved flow of water in the Werra in the meantime, and making use of all available means of disposal – deep-well injection, discharge into the Werra, interim storage of saline solutions below ground, as well as reutilization of tailing pile runoff to flood the Bergmannssegen-Hugo mine – all sites of the Werra plant are now producing to their full extent.

Because the approved injection volume of 5,000 cubic meters per day along with discharge into the Werra, as well as other means of disposal, does not permit the full disposal of all saline wastewater, the possibility cannot be ruled out that, should the low water level persist, production might have to be cut back again if no more room is available in the storage basins.

About K+S KALI GmbH
K+S KALI GmbH based in Kassel extracts crude salts containing potassium, magnesium and sulphur from its six mines in Germany. These are used to produce a wide range of fertiliser specialties and preliminary products for many different technical, industrial and pharmaceutical applications. K+S KALI GmbH is one of the world’s leading suppliers of potash and magnesium products. The company belonging to the K+S Group employs about 8,000 people.

You can find further information about K+S KALI GmbH on the company website at www.kali-gmbh.com


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