Southern Copper (SCCO +0.4%) denies reports it was planning to close its Ilo smelter in Peru....

|About: Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO)|By:, SA News Editor

Southern Copper (SCCO +0.4%) denies reports it was planning to close its Ilo smelter in Peru. SCCO says it was conveying to its workers that strict enforcement of sulfur dioxide emissions standards would have a negative impact and raise the possibility of closure; it says it seeks to promote air quality standards that foster but do not limit the country's industrial development.