Copperstone Resources AB (publ) announces today that the Land and Environment Court (Mark- och miljödomstolen, MMD) at Umeå District Court has decided that the company's application for an environmental permit for a reopening of the Viscaria mine in Kiruna shall be proclaimed. The proclamation, which means that MMD considers the application to be complete in order to be examined, is expected to take place shortly. The date for the main hearing has not been set.
“This is a very important, albeit expected milestone for us. We look forward to the continued handling of the case at the Land and Environment Court and hope that the main hearing can be held before or just after the turn of the year. That would enable a start of production at the Viscaria mine by the end of 2025," said Henrik Ager, CEO of Copperstone.
After the proclamation, the so-called exchange of letters begins, when comments regarding the application and environmental impact assessment can be submitted to MMD, after which Copperstone is given the opportunity to respond.
Since Copperstone on 30 March 2022 submitted the application for an environmental permit, Copperstone has on three occasions made supplements to the application. Copperstone's documents in the matter are published on the company's website under the tab Tillståndsportalen https://copperstone.se/tillstandsportal/miljoansokan/