Olympic Dam mine ‘shut down
October 07, 2009
THE Olympic Dam mine is understood to have been shut down by an accident.
It is believed a major breakdown has blocked the mine, potentially creating signifant costs for operator BHP Billiton, AdelaideNow has reported.
A mine source has said no-one has been hurt.
The state Government is treating the situation as a major incident. AdelaideNow reported earlier that it was understood the incident involved a haulage accident.
The Olympic dam mine produced uranium, copper and other minerals.
Follow breaking coverage of the incident at AdelaideNow.