Mining

Mining-osioetusivun ingressi

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

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.

Osion etusivun tekstinosto Uranium in mining brochure

Uranium in mining brochure

STUK’s brochure describes uranium deposits, exploration, mining activities as well as processing of waste from mining and refining of ore. (in Finnish)