Mining and environment
The by-products from the mining industry include large amounts of removed topsoils, gangue-rocks and tailings which are classified as waste materials. Most of this waste is placed within the mine area, in either piles or in pools. The utilization and characterization of the by-products is regulated by legislation, alignments and directives on environmental protection, soil extraction and mining waste.
Labtium Oy provides the required chemical testing for characterization and monitoring of mining waste. We use standard methods e.g. for solubility tests and for determining acid production capacity. Our wide selection of services provides solutions for monitoring the environment and the processes used in the mine in accordance with the requirements of environmental and rehabilitation codes in Finland and on the EU level.