Finland's battery plans spark environmental fears

Finland's battery plans spark environmental fears

Sotkamo, Finland (AFP) Nov 16, 2020

Lines of trucks carrying piles of rock crisscross Finland’s rugged Terrafame mine, which sits 300km (186 miles) below the Arctic Circle and is Europe’s largest source of nickel for electric car batteries.

At the immense, 60 square kilometre site, the extracted stone is crushed, heaped into vast mounds and fed with oxygen and water through red hoses, allowing the nickel, along with some cobal

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