Finland's battery plans spark environmental fears

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 cobalt, to gradually leach out.”Even today more than 50 percent of our turnover is coming from the electric vehicle value chain,” Terrafame CEO Joni Lukkaroinen told AFP.Finland is the only EU country whose bedro…

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