The refinery is located at Takehara, 50km east of Hiroshima, and has good road, rail and sea links. The originally installed capacity of the refinery was 84kt/a cathode but currently only 30kt/a is available to treat a portion of Mitsui's share of the production from the Tamano smelter. Starting sheets for the refinery are produced from an SxEw circuit treating copper-lead dross from Hachinohe and other lead smelters. The on-site precious metals plant also treats anode slimes from the...
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