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Guatemala shuts Fenix nickel mine

Guatemala’s Ministry of Energy and Mines has suspended the licence of the Fenix nickel mine operated by Swiss chemical company Solvay. The Constitutional Court ordered the mine's temporary closure in July 2019 while it heard an injunction filed against the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

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Solvay's Fenix operation in Guatemala

In June 2020, the court confirmed the suspension and ordered the ministry to undertake a community consultation with an 18-month deadline for completion, as well as reducing the area of the license