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Early works underway at $23 million Nyrstar product recycling facility

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Metals company Nyrstar has begun early works at a new $23 million product recycling facility located at its Port Pirie multi-metals site in South Australia.

The early works included construction of a new laundry and a new compressor.

According to Nyrstar the new PRF will reduce lead concentrations in the air at the nearby community. 

It is being constructed near existing processing plants, “significantly reduc[ing] the handling and transport of materials in the open air”. It will also be sealed and under negative air pressure, said Nyrstar, “allowing intermediate materials used in the production process to be stored and mixed in an enclosed facility.”

The project is being supported by $7 million from the SA government.

“With the support of the State Government, the Product Recycling Facility will deliver an increase in environmental and operational performance,” said Nyrstar Port Pirie General Manager, Mat Lynn in a statement on Thursday.

“Nyrstar Australia will continue to focus on how we can continue to improve our operations to reduce lead in air concentrations and complement the Targeted Lead Abatement Program (TLAP) and actions of the State Government, Port Pirie Regional Council and people of Port Pirie to reduce lead levels within the local community.”

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