PERTH, Australia, May 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Mirabela Nickel Limited (Mirabela or the Company) (ASX: MBN) advises that on 12 May 2015 Mirabela's Brazilian subsidiary Mirabela Mineração do Brasil Ltda (Mirabela Brazil) received notice from the Ministry of Labour that the stop work order in respect of the operation of the plant at the Santa Rita Mine was lifted. Plant operations have now returned to normal.
Discussions are still in progress with the Ministry of Labour regarding the warehousing, transport and shipping of concentrate in bulk. This order has to do with possible occupational health concerns associated with concentrate handling. The Company is assessing all available options to resolve these issues and, in the meantime, is also investigating other methods to contain and ship the concentrate material.
As stated in our announcement of 12 May 2015, the embargo on shipping concentrate in bulk will not impact the next bulk concentrate shipment, as the Ministry of Labour has authorised Mirabela Brazil in writing to ship all concentrate in bulk that is currently stored at the Ilheus Port to its overseas customers.
SOURCE Mirabela Nickel Ltd.
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