January 26, 2004

Noranda Sampling facility registered to ISO 14001 EMS standard

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI-The environmental management system (EMS) at the Noranda Sampling facility operated by Noranda Recycling (an affiliate of Toronto-based Noranda) has been registered as compliant with the International Standard ISO 14001. The certification was completed by Bureau Veritas Quality International (BVQI), a leading independent certification organization. "We are extremely pleased to have achieved compliance with ISO 14001 as we are aiming to have all five of our recycling facilities certified early in 2004", said Noranda Recycling president Steve Skurnac. Noranda's precious metals sampling operation in East Providence processes between 5,000 and 7,000 tonnes per year of regular-grade and high-grade electronic scrap. It is one of two such facilities, the other located in San Jose, California. Material from the Rhode Island facility is shipped to Noranda's Horne smelter in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, for recovery of the copper and precious metals. Noranda Recycling is one of the largest recyclers of electronic components; in addition to the two sampling facilities, it operates three end-of-life electronics recycling facilities, the newest one in Brampton, Ontario. The two others are in Roseville California and Lavergne, Tennessee. More information is available from Dale Coffin at Noranda, 416/982-7161, E-mail dale.coffin@toronto.norfalc.com, Web site www.noranda.com; or Steve Skurnac at Noranda Recycling, 408/998-4930.
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