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Major Expansion Planned at Great Salt Lake Minerals

Major Expansion Planned at Great Salt Lake Minerals



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Great Salt Lake Minerals Corporation plans a major expansion of its plant that processes minerals from the lake into fertilizer and salt products.

Spokeswoman Peggy Landon says the corporation plans to spend $25 million over the next three years to increase capacity at the plant and boost production at evaporation ponds.

The company says the expansion will increase its production capacity for sulfate of potash -- an organic potassium fertilizer -- by 100,000 tons annually.

Environmentalists have objected to the company's plan to create more evaporation ponds on state land. The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands agreed in July to offer the company a 10-year lease on the requested land.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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