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UMMC (Russia) Consider Processing Selenium and Tellurium

According to Japan Metal Bulletin on August 11th, “the management of The Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) proposed to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation a recovery business of selenium and tellurium from electrolytic copper slime”.

UMMC, based in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk Oblast in central west Russia, is a non-ferrous metal manufacturer and the second-largest copper maker in Russia.
Currently its selenium and tellurium smelting process is handled by some overseas companies. With progression of the project, the presence of the Russian company will expand in the selenium and tellurium market.