Speaking to Yle's current affairs programme A-studio on Monday evening, CEO Harri Natunen promised that the gypsum pond leak at the mine would be its last.
Natunen sought to reassure viewers that the risk for future leaks would be eliminated. While he didn't want to speculate on the total cost of the damage done so far, he said the burden would not fall on taxpayers.
"We have legally mandated liability insurance that covers expenses if we’re unable to pay," he said.
Natunen did not agree that Talvivaara may have to file for bankruptcy, and he refused to speculate how long the company could stay afloat with production stalled.