Mosaic reveals it has ‘idled’ Colonsay potash mine – News Talk 650 CKOM

The Mosaic Company announced Tuesday that its Colonsay potash mine is being “idled for the foreseeable future.” In a media release, the company said the mine is to be placed in “care and maintenance mode.” It will employ minimal staff but will be ready to resume normal operations when required. A texter to CKOM wrote:…

Mosaic reveals it has ‘idled’ Colonsay potash mine – News Talk 650 CKOM

The Mosaic Company announced Tuesday that its Colonsay potash mine is being “idled for the foreseeable future.”
In a media release, the company said the mine is to be placed in “care and maintenance mode.” It will employ minimal staff but will be ready to resume normal operations when required.
A texter to CKOM wrote: “All staff escorted off site. Computers locked.”
A company spokesperson said 80 workers were laid off Tuesday, joining the 340 who received layoff notices in August. The spokesperson cited market conditions and a difficult fourth quarter as reasons for the latest layoffs.
“Approximately 45 positions will remain in place at the site to complete safety and regulatory checks a
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