Noranda says blocking its Special Mining Lease will hurt the economy

Noranda Bauxite Jamaica says that preventing it from mining bauxite reserves granted under Special Mining Lease (SML) 173 would have a serious impact on direct and indirect jobs, as well as export earnings and taxes it contributes to the Jamaican economy.According to Noranda, if it is precluding from mining the reserves, all of which fall outside of the Cockpit Country Protected Area (CCPA), it will be forced to mine lesser quality bauxite at much further haul distances.

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