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Road blockade halts production in Zijin’s Novo Cerovo mine

February 13, 2024

The Serbia Zijin Copper Company said it was forced to temporarily halt production in its Novo Cerovo mine because of the blockade of the road leading to the mine.

The company said that the blockade of the road by the residents of the village of Krivelj has prevented the delivery of essential raw materials, diesel, and explosives, leading to the depletion of stocks.

“Serbia Zijin Copper respects Serbian laws, adheres to all the existing agreements and actively seeks dialogue with the organizers of the blockade, local authorities and Serbian Government in order to peacefully resolve the road blockade issue,” said the company.

Krivelj locals, whose concerns revolve around pollution, have been blocking the road since the end of January.

Source:  https://n1info.rs/english/news/road-blockade-halts-production-in-zijins-novo-cerovo-mine/

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