25.3.2019 | Company Announcement / Press release
Appeals filed against Keliber Oy’s Syväjärvi mining area environmental permit
In February 2019, the Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland awarded Keliber Oy an environmental permit for the Syväjärvi open pit mine operations and a water permit for the temporary draining of lakes Syväjärvi and Heinäjärvi, in accordance with the Environmental Protection Act (527/2014) and the Water Act (587/2011).
Three appeals were filed in the Administrative Court of Vaasa against the environmental and water permit. Keliber Oy will review the appeals and decide and inform on possible courses of action thereafter.
“Appeals related to the permit procedures of mining projects are typical. We will continue to plan our future operations and prepare our other key permit processes. Keliber Oy’s lithium project is significant on a national scale, considering for instance the development of electric transportation. Our lithium project will also be one of the biggest investments in Central Ostrobothnia for decades. Our future production will directly employ about 150 people in the region, with the multiplier effect being even greater,” says Pertti Lamberg, CEO of Keliber Oy.
For further information
Pertti Lamberg, CEO, tel. +358 (0)50 5991 189
25.3.2019 / Keliber Oy