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RusAl Wants to Restart Plant

LONDON — United Company RusAl is in talks with the Italian government to restart the EurAllumina refinery in Sardinia.

RusAl is "exploring various opportunities" to resume operations, the company said by e-mail Thursday. "No exact date for the plant restart can be provided at this particular stage."

It halted output at the plant, with a capacity of 1.1 million tons of alumina a year, in 2009. RusAl said Sept. 2 that it would raise production at Ireland's Aughinish refinery to 2 million tons a year from 2012.

(Bloomberg)

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