Gas plume closes Mt Isa plant

A GAS release at Incitec Pivot's acid plant at Mount Isa in Queensland’s north west last week that left a dark plume hanging over the town was due to a pump malfunction, the company said.

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Dark plume hangs over Mt Isa

Incitec Pivot's manufacturing plant produces sulphuric acid using a sulphur by-product from Glencore's Mt Isa copper smelter, which is refined and then hauled by rail to the company's Phosphate Hill