How long will the mines last, and what happens when the mines are depleted? 

Geological research is still ongoing, so it is not possible to answer this definitively at this time. In general, mineral reserves to last several decades are needed as a basis for investing. Research on other/new resources will continue after operations begin, with the aim of ensuring a stable supply of raw materials to the factory for years to come. Plans for the post-use of the mines (e.g. as leisure/recreation areas), if/when they are depleted, will be submitted well in advance of closure and are subject to the approval of the municipality. 

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