EIA program of the Päiväneva mine and concentrator site submitted to the coordinating authority
Keliber has prepared the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the expansion of its lithium mine site and has submitted the EIA to the Center for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Southern Ostrobothnia for official review on May 29, 2020 as part of the assessment.
The EIA program involves assessment on the options for the implementation of mines and concentrator and the impact of the different options. The current state of the area's environment and the impacts of future activities on the environment, soil and bedrock, surface and groundwater, flora and fauna are reviewed during the EIA process. The effects on the landscape, land use and community structure of the area are also investigated. Keliber is also preparing an update on the Natura 2000 assessment which was carried out in 2017.
“The environmental impact of operations plays an important role in our decision to locate the concentrator in the main mining area, and in addition this move will improve the cost efficiency and return on investment. I would like to thank all who are working on the EIA on their contribution to the process. Together, we will ensure that the impacts are carefully considered and that the EIA process is taken forward on schedule,” says Hannu Hautala, President and CEO.
For more information, please contact:
Kari Wiikinkoski, Environmental Manager tel. +358 50 3753204
Hannu Hautala, President and CEO, tel. +358 40 712 2432
Keliber Oy is a Finnish mining and chemical industry company with an objective of producing battery grade lithium hydroxide for the needs of the international lithium battery market.