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Nordic Mines' ambition is that the environment outside the direct production area, i.e. the industrial area, should not be damaged. The company uses the best available technology to obtain this goal. Sand and water are purified in several steps before leaving the production area. The water quality is controlled through regular and meticulous measuring.
Since mines and processing plants consume large quantities of water and energy, it is also important to recycle as much as possible of both water and energy. A breakthrough in the development of processing technology enabled Nordic Mines to halve the leaching time, which, apart from many other positive effects, leads to more environmental friendly waste products. Another important step in the environmental work is the plan for after-treatment. This means that when the mining production is stopped, the whole production area will be after-treated and prepared for other activities, such as forest production or recreation.