‘Toxic’ copper concentrates sent back

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Government says the over 2,000 arsenic copper concentrates that Konkola Copper Mine had imported from Chile have all been successfully exported back.
Ministry of Lands Permanent Secretary Banabi Mulenga told Hot FM News that government will ensure that no arsenic copper concentrate is imported into the country.

In May last year, KCM started importing copper concentrates from Chile which contained arsenic, a toxic chemical element that causes cancer if exposed to humans in uncontrolled quantities.

However, following a public outcry over the revelations that the product being imported contained high levels of arsenic, government ordered KCM to take back the copper concentrates to the country of origin.

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