Keliber has submitted an environmental permit application for the Rapasaari lithium mine to the Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland.
Keliber applies for an environmental permit for the Rapasaari lithium mine, located within the Kaustinen and Kokkola municipalities. The permit application includes the ore and waste rock mining, stockpiling the waste rock, construction of the areas needed for the mining operations and the closure and rehabilitation of the mine area at the end of operations. In the permit application, the annual amount of ore to be mined is 600,000 tonnes. Operations at Rapasaari will begin as an open pit mine and will continue later as underground mining.
“Based on estimated ore reserves, Rapasaari is our largest lithium deposit. We have been preparing the environmental permit application for the Rapasaari mine in the pre-negotiations and I am pleased that we have now been able to submit the permit application to the authorities. For the permit application, we have conducted extensive and careful environmental studies over the years and assessed the impact of our operations on both the natural environment and the local communities,” says Keliber CEO Pertti Lamberg.
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