News from the mine

News from the mine

March

2019

Terrafame launches environmental impact assessment for the final disposal of water treatment sludge accumulated in the past

29.3.2019

The company has submitted its environmental impact assessment programme for the final disposal of water treatment sludge accumulated in the past to the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for the Kainuu region (Kainuu ELY Centre...

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Annual Report 2018 has been published

28.3.2019

Terrafame Ltd has today published its Annual Report 2018 in both English and Finnish. The online report has been divided into sections by themes, and they contain information about business activity, responsibility and management. Also the report of the B...

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January

2019

Environmental Impact Assessment of Terrafame’s battery chemicals plant completed

8.1.2019

The Kainuu ELY Centre (Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment) has just published its reasoned conclusion on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of Terrafame’s nickel and cobalt sulphate production, i.e. battery chemic...

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December

2018

Public notice of Terrafame's environmental and water permit application has been announced

31.12.2018

The Northern Finland Regional State Administrative Agency (RSAA) has announced a public notice of the environmental and water permit application by Terrafame covering the company’s entire operation. The application is available for viewing at the municipa...

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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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