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Australia offers A$240m aid for crippled Alcoa aluminium plant

Smelter in Victoria damaged by state-wide blackout which caused molten metal to solidify


THE Australian government has offered "substantial" financial support to help repair Alcoa Corp's aluminium smelter in Victoria that was crippled last month by a state-wide blackout, government ministers said yesterday.

The outage, which caused molten aluminium to...