In Finland, uranium extraction was the main focus on the Day of Action, April 20th 2011. Around 50 people participated in the demonstration against uranium mining in Helsinki centre. At the end of the demonstration, a group of ”mine workers” in white overalls claimed a uranium mine in front of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. The activists wanted to bring attention to the ministry’s short-sighted and damaging mining policies.
Talvivaara polymetallic mine in Sotkamo, in the northeast of Finland, is planning to recover uranium for the nuclear industry. If their plans are carried out, Talvivaara will become the biggest uranium-producing mine in Europe. This could be the start of large-scale uranium production in Northern Finland. Jatka lukemista NO URANIUM MINING! Actions in Helsinki