Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
SOUTH JORDAN — The visitors center and overlook plaza at Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mine will not reopen this year because of slope movement of the northeast wall over the winter.
The reopening had been scheduled for Monday. Plans are under way to still provide an educational opportunity for Utahns and tourists in 2014, according to a press release from Kennecott Utah Copper.
“Slope movement is an infrequent but expected occurrence in mining operations and is carefully monitored,” said Bingham Canyon Mine General Manager Matt Lengerich. “We are proactively addressing any potential safety issues by not opening the visitors center this year. We look forward to offering an experience that demonstrates the importance of mining and our commitment to the environment and community next year.”
Since 1992, the Bingham Canyon Mine Visitors Center has generated $2.8 million for its charitable foundation and welcomed more than 3 million visitors.
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