News from the mine

News from the mine

November

2018

Major accident drill brought rescue operations units, parademics and police to Terrafame

5.11.2018

On Thursday 1 November 2018, together with paramedics and the police, the Kainuu Rescue Authority organised a major accident drill in Terrafame’s plant site. The drill began with an imagined accident in which a fire, caused by a molten sulphur leak, had b...

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October

2018

EIA report on battery chemicals production now available – A public event will be held in Vuokatti on 31 October 2018

18.10.2018

The Kainuu ELY Centre (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) has published and announced the Environmental Impact Report on Terrafame’s nickel and cobalt sulphate production, i.e. battery chemicals for electric vehicles. The EIA ...

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May

2018

Annual Report 2017 has been published

2.5.2018

Terrafame Ltd has today published its Annual Report 2017 in both English and Finnish. The online report includes the management reviews as well as sections covering business activity, responsibility and corporate management. Also the financial statements ...

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March

2018

Battery chemicals plant progresses to Environmental Impact Assessment

20.3.2018

Terrafame is beginning preparations for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the battery chemicals plant it is planning to establish. Before the EIA procedure, a preliminary consultation will be organised between the key authorities and Terrafame....

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August

2017

Terrafame Ltd. has submitted an application for an environmental permit concerning all its operations

31.8.2017

Terrafame Ltd. has submitted an application for an environmental permit to the Regional State Administrative Agency of Northern Finland. The application concerns the company’s mining and metals production operations in Sotkamo. The permit ensues from the ...

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EIA report on Terrafame’s mining operations published

25.8.2017

Opinions and statements on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report concerning Terrafame’s mining operations (i.e. production) can be submitted to the Kainuu Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment until 24 October 2017.   ...

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Test operations on the dumping and possible utilisation of waste rock have begun

15.8.2017

Terrafame has begun research into the leaching and behaviour of waste rock during dumping. The aim of the research is to collect data for the planning and inspection of base structures in waste rock areas and to investigate the possibilities of financiall...

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A momentary discharge caused by human error from the mining site towards Pirttipuro

4.8.2017

Due to a fault situation resulting from human error, unpurified water has been discharged outside the mining site for a maximum duration of 24 hours (28 July – 29 July 2017). Normally, the waters are directed to a settling pond and from there to the proce...

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July

2017

A study on bilberries and potatoes grown near the mining site published

17.7.2017

As part of its environmental impact assessment programme, Terrafame has published a study of the pollutant content of plants and areas under cultivation near its mining site. The study concerns the heavy metal content of the topsoil of the agricultural fi...

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June

2017

The spring overturns of Lake Nuasjärvi and Lake Jormasjärvi completed as expected

20.6.2017

The natural spring overturns of Lake Nuasjärvi and Lake Jormasjärvi were completed as expected this year as well. “According to measurement results, Lake Nuasjärvi has overturned at the turn of May and June, during the weeks 21–23. The overturn seems t...

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May

2017

Terrafame submits a smelter supplement to the EIA procedure for mining operations

12.5.2017

The Kainuu Centre of Economic Development, Transport and the Environment has today made Terrafame Ltd’s smelter-related supplement to the EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) procedure available for public viewing. Terrafame aims to explore a smelter opt...

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April

2017

EIA report on Terrafame’s water management published

6.4.2017

Opinions and comments regarding the report on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for Terrafame’s water management may be submitted to the Kainuu Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (Kainuu ELY Centre) until 5 June 2017. ...

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February

2017

Report published on the condition of groundwaters and soil of the primary leaching area in Terrafame’s mining area

28.2.2017

Changes detected in groundwater are local and they do not pose a risk to residents living in the areas nearby. Terrafame has provided the Kainuu ELY Centre with a report compiled by Pöyry Finland Oy on the condition and potential need for treatment of ...

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Good condition of Lake Nuasjärvi is important to Terrafame

28.2.2017

The condition of Lake Nuasjärvi in Sotkamo and the contributing factors are continuously monitored. Terrafame monitors the quality of purified mine water that is led to the discharge pipe both at the mining site and in Lake Nuasjärvi, and publishes the re...

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January

2017

Environmental licence granted to the central water treatment plant by the Regional State Administrative Agency

5.1.2017

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland has granted Terrafame Ltd. an environmental licence, which allows the company to introduce a new central water treatment plant. The plant will gradually replace the smaller water treatment unit...

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