86 per cent of claimants have accepted UPM Kaukas' compensation proposals

By April 15, 2004, 86% of the recipients of the proposals, i.e. 470 claimants, have accepted the compensation proposal sent by UPM Kaukas. In addition, 20 communities of water basin owners and professional fishermen have accepted the proposal. Altogether 544 proposals were sent out, of which 74 have not been returned so far. 10 claimants have rejected the proposal. As to the four claimants to whom proposals were sent later, the deadline has not yet expired. Replies are still expected from nine compensation areas of the total 13.

The control report of the lake system issued by The Saimaa Water Protection Association on April 13, 2004 confirms that no traces of the summer 2003 effluent discharge were detected.

For further information, please contact
Mr Esa Simpura, Environmental Manager, tel. +358 204 14 4244

UPM Kaukas
Communications
April 15, 2004