Min-North is a transnational project financed by the Interreg Nord program and coordinated by LTU. The project is a cooperation between Geological survey of Finland, GTK, Oulo University (Finland), The Arctic University of Norway, UiT and several (>17) small and large enterprises and mining companies in the northern region with expertise within geology, waste management, geophysics and geochemistry. The overall goal is to reduce the environmental impacts of mining in the northern regions by developing, evaluating, optimizing environmental techniques. In Sweden, geophysical and geochemical techniques will be integrated to develop a 4D model for tracing pollution transport in the mine waste, mine areas and in(to) the surroundings. The study site in Yxsjöberg contains mine wastes originating from the extraction of tungsten, copper and fluorite which started in the early 1900s until the final closure in 1989. The Swedish team involves LTU, MRM, Golders and Geoscanner. The project collaborates with the ERAMIN project REMinE (ltu.se/REMinE). The project will run for 36 months from January 1st 2016.
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