Aerial view of Glencore's Horne Smelter.

The Glencore smelter in Horne is facing public concerns about air pollution. | Courtesy of Glencore

Quebec’s top government official hinted that public concerns about air pollution could prompt the province to close Glencore’s Horne smelter, a key downstream source of North America’s e-waste.

Meanwhile, while regulators consider renewing the smelter’s air quality permit, Glencore has pledged to invest over CA$500 million (about US$364 million) to reduce air pollution from…

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