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Terrafame Ltd’s Talvivaara mine

Terrafame Ltd’s Talvivaara mine

Terrafame Ltd, a company undertaking mining and underground excavation in Sotkamo, lodged an application with the Government for starting the production of uranium at the mine on 31 October 2017. In spring 2018, the company submitted the application materials concerning the production of uranium to STUK, and STUK prepared a safety assessment and a report based on these materials.

STUK submitted its report to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment on 10 June 2019, stating that there are no radiation safety-related obstacles for starting the operations. In February 2020, the Government granted the company a licence for the recovery of uranium. This licence became effective on 24 July 2021 when an appeal procedure was closed at the Supreme Administrative Court. However, STUK will still conduct an inspection at the mine before the production of uranium can be started. The results of this inspection will determine whether STUK will authorise the starting of the uranium extraction plant.

Contact

Ari Luukkonen / Senior Inspector
Tel. +358975988342