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Orocobre reports minor earthquake damage to lithium plant in Japan

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(Kitco News) - Orocobre (ASX: ORE, TSX: ORL) advised yesterday that following an earthquake late Saturday (13 February 2021, JST) off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, north east Japan, there are no injuries to employees at the Naraha lithium hydroxide plant.

The company said that an initial inspection of the plant with the construction contractor, Veolia Jenets on the morning of 14 February found some minor damage to the site office but did not find any visible defects to plant equipment. Additionally, there is no damage to site infrastructure services.

Orocobre added that a further inspection will be undertaken on 15 February to confirm the initial observations and assure the safety of the site prior to the recommencement of construction work.

Orocobre is a dynamic global lithium chemicals supplier and an established producer of boron. Orocobre’s operations include our Olaroz lithium facility, 75% economic interest in the Naraha lithium hydroxide plant, Borax Argentina, an established boron minerals and refined chemicals producer and 34.7% interest in Advantage Lithium.

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