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The NTM center gives thumbs up for the Silver Mine

The construction of the Silver Mine is proceeding within the set timetable and cost framework. One important phase of the project was the roofing party of the production building. The party took place at the end of June, and it brought together about 100 people currently participating in the project. Photo: Sotkamo Silver AB
The construction of the Silver Mine is proceeding within the set timetable and cost framework. One important phase of the project was the roofing party of the production building. The party took place at the end of June, and it brought together about 100 people currently participating in the project. Photo: Sotkamo Silver AB
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Markku Björkman - 04 Jul 2018

The Finnish Kainuu NTM Central (Ministry of Transport and Environment) - an authority controlled by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy - Finland issued a statement on Sotkamo Silver's environmental impact assessment on 3 July 2018. The Environmental Impact Assessment (SME) concerns the expansion of material-efficient enrichment technology for the ore at the Silver Mine.

The NTM Center considered that the description provides a sufficient overall picture of the project and its environmental impact and that SMEs have been carried out with expertise and the results obtained have been reported clearly. Additional environmental studies proposed by the coordinating authority will be concluded during the environmental permit phase.

Following the statement of the NMT center, the statutory EIA procedure ceases. The EIA report and the Coordination Authority's statement and subsequent further environmental studies will be included in the application for environmental permits.

Keliber geologists on the run in Finnish forests. The first indications of spodumene, a mineral rich in lithium, in the bedrock of Kaustinen were discovered in the village of Nikula in 1959. Since then, the area has been explored in a number of stages spanning the past decades. Today, the lithium spodumene deposits of Central Ostrobothnia are one of the most important reserves in Europe. Photo: Keliber
Keliber geologists on the run in Finnish forests. The first indications of spodumene, a mineral rich in lithium, in the bedrock of Kaustinen were discovered in the village of Nikula in 1959. Since then, the area has been explored in a number of stages spanning the past decades. Today, the lithium spodumene deposits of Central Ostrobothnia are one of the most important reserves in Europe. Photo: Keliber

Kelibers environmental impact assessment answered by the NTM Center

"Harmful substances in the slate"

On January 18 this year, the mining company Keliber sent an MKB description to the Finnish NTM...