Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Energy News .




TRADE WARS
Finnish operator says it has plugged nickel mine leak
by Staff Writers
Helsinki (AFP) Nov 14, 2012


Leaks from a Finnish nickel mine that have dumped toxic metals into the environment were plugged on Wednesday, the mine operator said.

"The leakage of the gypsum pond at the Sotkamo mine (around 500 km or 300 miles north of Helsinki) has stopped," the Talvivaara group said in a statement.

"Most of the water that had previously leaked from the pond is contained within the mining concession area by the newly built fourth safety dam. No further release of the leakage water outside the mine area is anticipated," it added.

Toxic levels of nickel, cadmium, uranium, aluminium and zinc have been detected in a nearby lake and river, said the Finnish Environment Institute, part of the Ministry of Environment.

But the effects on the region's waterways won't be fully known before the spring or summer, the agency said.

Samples from the Kivijaervi lake and Lumijoki river show that the concentration of toxic metals exceeds levels deemed dangerous to fish and other organisms.

The government said on Tuesday that 900 kilogrammes (2,000 pounds) of nickel had leaked from the gypsum pond towards a lake located south of the plant, while around 220 kilos of nickel had leaked to the north of the pond.

On Wednesday, 1,000 people demonstrated in front of the ministry in Helsinki, saying the government's response had been inadequate and calling for the mine to be closed.

Finnish authorities have asked Talvivaara to submit more information about the accident before deciding when operations at the mine can resume.

.


Related Links
Global Trade News






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





TRADE WARS
Internet, clean and bio-technology of significant importance for Russia
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Nov 14, 2012
The Moscow Innovations Forum took place in Russia's capital last week. The key theme of the event was to promote innovative technology, economic development and start-up financing in the country. High-profile participants, including Sergey Sobyanin, the Mayor of Moscow, gathered together to articulate their vision of present challenges and future prospects for innovations in Russia. During ... read more


TRADE WARS
White Pavements Could Increase Energy Consumption in Surrounding Buildings

EU grid interconnection program targeted

New Rule Could Reenergize Clean-Energy In New Jersey

Enviro Champions Win on Clean Energy, Protecting Environment and Public Health

TRADE WARS
Chevron's Gorgon project to cost more?

UT Arlington physics team demonstrates new power generation technique

Prestige skipper blames Spain at oil disaster trial

Warning issued on 'experimental' fracking

TRADE WARS
Gannets could be affected by offshore energy developments

Scotland approves 85MW Highlands wind farm

China backs suit against Obama over wind farm deal

DNV KEMA awarded framework agreement for German wind project developer SoWiTec

TRADE WARS
Australia scraps Solar Dawn project

Bosch quits international solar energy project

EU probes subsidies for Chinese solar panel makers

Stadiums increase renewable energy use

TRADE WARS
French EDF, Areva mull nuclear plan with China's CGNPC

S. Korea reactor shut down due to cracks

Fault under Japan nuclear plant 'may be active'

S. Korea watchdog finds cracks in nuclear reactor

TRADE WARS
A Better Route to Xylan

More Bang for the Biofuel Buck

Sweet diesel! Discovery resurrects process to convert sugar directly to diesel

First solely-biofuel jet flight raises clean travel hopes

TRADE WARS
Mr Xi in Space

China plans manned space launch in 2013: state media

China to launch manned spacecraft

Tiangong 1 Parked And Waiting As Shenzhou 10 Mission Prep Continues

TRADE WARS
Cultural dimensions of climate change are underestimated, overlooked and misunderstood

Climate change and the ancient Maya

Future warming likely to be on high side of climate projections

Climate Likely to Be on Hotter Side of Projections




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement