Some mines face uncertainties

(Editor's note: This article was updated from the print edition published 5/13/20 to include comments regarding the Ciner facility.)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the economy across the globe, some of the local trona mines are facing decisions about the best way of moving forward.

At Solvay Chemicals, an unspecified number of employees will be furloughed sometime near the beginning of the month.

Todd Brichacek, the site manager at the Solvay facility, said the issue for Solvay is the demand for soda ash has declined in the past few months.

Many of the company’s customers, which...


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