smelter


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smelter

[′smel·tər]
(metallurgy)
A furnace used for smelting.
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My son was lucky that I was not in the direct vicinity of the smelter. He was given a lot of milk to assist with breaking down the lead in his system.
Officials from EPA and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality spoke to the Dewey-Humboldt town council this past week with an update on their extensive research of the Superfund site, which includes 153 acres at the Iron King Mine and 182 acres at the Humboldt Smelter.
Participating in the study trip were Namibia's Environmental Commissioner Theofilus Nghitila, Environmental Engineer Abraham Kanime and Deputy Director for Occupational Hygiene Penny Munkawa, together with Dundee Precious Metals Inc.'s Vice President for Environment Brent Johnson and Theo Uvanga, environmental manager at the Tsumeb Smelter.
Mwana's spokesperson, Caroline Mathonsi, said: "We are targeting restarting the smelter and the refinery 12 months after we secure the financing: we need to take advantages of higher metal prices,"
Over the operating life of the smelter, the Company spent millions of dollars in environmental and other upgrades.
The Alba smelter has successfully developed downstream companies such as Midal, Garmco, Balexco, Bahrain Atomisers and Bahrain Welding Wires (Midal Group) and Bamco.
The smelter is part of a joint venture agreed in 2009 to construct a giant industrial complex costing $10.8 billion.
"We have built a strong relationship with Ma'aden Aluminium Company in the last eight years of working with them on their Ras Al Khair aluminium smelter," said Russ Barretta, the general manager of Bechtel Mining and Metals for North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
The site became operational in 1974 at a cost of pounds 54m, two years after the company had commissioned its nearby Lynemouth power station, to supply electricity to run the smelter.
Traditionally aluminium is extracted from dross left over from the smelter process by using chemicals and this results in the production of toxic waste.
Smelter Asia Sdn Bhd will develop, own and operate the private aluminium plant with an annual capacity of 370,000 metric tonnes during the first phase.