A ‘mine’ refers to a production unit which seeks to extract mining minerals. Mining and underground excavation carried out in Finland is subject to a mining license and mining safety permit granted by the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes). Furthermore, mining and underground excavation requires various permits, including an environmental permit granted by the Regional State Administrative Agencies (AVI). STUK oversees radiation safety in mining and its preliminary work, if the radioactivity of naturally radioactive substances and exposure to natural radiation caused by mining activities require this.
Osion etusivun tekstinosto Terrafame's Talvivaara mine
STUK monitors water management and radioactivity in the environment at the Terrafame Ltd’s Talvivaara mine. Supervision has been primarily focused on the monitoring of uranium content in waters in the mining area and the external area surrounding the mining area.