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Maaseudun Tulevaisuus - Finland | Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Increase pressure on Finnish mining firm

Thousands of cubic metres of contaminated waste water have leaked from a gypsum waste pond belonging to the mining firm Talvivaara in Finland's Kainuu region in recent days. The authorities must put pressure on the company, the liberal daily Maaseudun Tulevaisuus urges: "Originally Talvivaara was supposed to stand for a new mining technology that could effectively protect the environment. With time, however, it has become clear that its promises and good intentions have little to do with reality. Grave mistakes were made in the planning of the Talvivaara mine. Now the company has a lot of explaining to do. But the time for justifications is over. The company has the know-how and resources to solve its problems according to its operating permit. Now the authorities must see to it that it gets a move on and does just that."

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