March 20, 2009 / 4:14 PM / 11 years ago

Doe Run Peru has halted work at La Oroya smelter

LIMA, March 20 (Reuters) - Doe Run Peru has halted work at its sprawling La Oroya smelter after banks cut credit lines for the company, making it tough to buy concentrates, its union said Friday.

Only copper was being processed at the plant, according to a union official, and it was coming from the company’s Cobriza mine.

The plant processes lead, zinc and copper, along with silver and gold.

In a memo obtained by Reuters that was sent to the union, Doe Run said it had reduced output because supplies were running low. (Reporting by Teresa Cespedes; Editing by John Picinich)

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