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Higher-than-normal uranium found near Finland's Talvivaara mine
November 9, 2012 / 11:16 AM / 5 years ago

Higher-than-normal uranium found near Finland's Talvivaara mine

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s nuclear safety authority said it detected higher-than-normal uranium levels in waters near Talvivaara’s Sotkamo mine, which has been leaking waste water.

The level of uranium was 50-80 times higher than previously-measured levels, although it did not pose a threat to public health, the authority said in a statement on Friday.

The mine has been offline since Sunday, when the leak was first detected.

Reporting by Terhi Kinnunen; Editing by Ritsuko Ando

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