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Leag must stop Jänschwalde open pit mine on May 15

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the energy company Leag has to stop the Jänschwalde opencast mine on May 15. The Cottbus Administrative Court decided on March 16, 2022, as the energy company announced this Thursday.

Consequently, the open pit mine will only be able to operate as before until May 14. First, the RBB had reported.

The background is a legal dispute between the German Environmental Aid (DUH) and the State Office for Mining, Geology and Natural Resources (LBGR). This is the legal approval of the open pit mine, which is based on a water law permit from March 1996.

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The DUH had filed an objection to this.

because IAccording to an investigation by the environmental associations DUH and Grüne Liga, the Leag group has been extracting significantly more groundwater for years than is permitted for the operation of the open-pit mine. The administrative court now agreed with the DUH.

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