June 22, 2013 / 7:16 AM / 4 years ago

Indonesia allows Freeport to reopen world's No.2 copper mine

JAKARTA, June 22 (Reuters) - Indonesia's energy ministry will allow Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc to resume some operations at the world's second biggest copper mine, a ministry spokesman said on Saturday.

"The decision was made by the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry last night that Freeport can resume open-pit mining," said spokesman Susyanto, who goes by one name, like many Indonesians.

The Grasberg mine was shut after a training tunnel collapsed in mid-May, killing 28 people.

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