Vale Halts Work at New Caledonian after Acid Spill

26 April 2010 (Last Updated April 26th, 2010 18:30)

Vale has partially halted work at its Goro nickel operation in New Caledonia after an acid spill. The company has begun investigations into the 690m³ spill of acid-containing solution, according to Reuters. It has been contained and there have been no injuries or damage to th

Vale has partially halted work at its Goro nickel operation in New Caledonia after an acid spill.

The company has begun investigations into the 690m³ spill of acid-containing solution, according to Reuters.

It has been contained and there have been no injuries or damage to the external environment, Vale said.

The $4.3bn project, expected to produce 60,000t of nickel a year, has been repeatedly delayed over the past 18 months.