Sulfuric acid availability in Western Australia was doubled in 1997 by the opening of Western Mining Corporation's new A145 million plant alongside the Kalgoorlie nickel smelter 15km south of the KalgoorlieBoulder. The plant enables WMC to capture per cent of the sulfur dioxide previously released.
Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter general manager John Malone hailed crossing the 3Mt mark as a testament to the people who had worked in the Goldfields nickel industry over the past 50 years. He said Nickel West, which generated positive cash flow last financial year, had worked hard to ensure it remained open.
About Nickel West Nickel West is a ... a smelter and a refinery. ... Nickel West Leinster is located 375 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
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