Press release: Stockholm , August 9, 2019, 16:00 pm
At the mine site of Sotkamo Silver Oy a pipe line broke due to a construction failure which resulted in water flowing into the nearby wetland between the concentrate plant and the side rock area. Elevated concentrations of nitrogen, sulphate, zinc, nickel and cadmium were observed in a ditch on the mining site in the environmental monitoring samples. In the lake Pieni Tipasjärvi levels of these elements were not found.
The local management informed the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) about