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Fire breaks out at GEM's cobalt refinery in eastern China

Reuters · 01/07/2023 09:14
Fire breaks out at GEM's cobalt refinery in eastern China

- A fire started in an auxiliary workshop at the Taixing cobalt refinery of battery materials producer GEM 002340.SZ at midday Saturday, according to a from Taixing authorities.

The cause of the fire was immediately apparent and there were casualties. The official said the fire had been "effectively controlled".

GEM did immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment but local media outlet Cailian reported that a spokesperson from GEM said the core processing of cobalt products would be unaffected by the fire.


(Reporting by Casey Hall and Siyi Liu
Editing by Mark Potter)

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