About 100 workers were evacuated from the Bingham Canyon Mine after a landslide Wednesday.
Kennecott Utah Copper spokesman Kyle Bennett described the "material movement" as "relatively small." The slide was about the width of a football field and slid "a short distance," Bennett said but he did not know how many yards the material moved. The movement occurred in the upper portion of the massive landslide that sent about 165 million tons of material moving on April 10, forcing the copper pit to close temporarily.
"We have been remediating ... to stabilize areas we had some concern about," Bennett said. Wednesday's slide was in one of those areas, he said.