Mine tailings / New images reveal massive scale of Førdefjord’s potential hypersedimentation

Førdefjord at sunrise, with Engebøfjellet at centre.

3D models of the 250 million tonne underwater waste deposit approved by Nordic Mining’s environmental permits show that, transposed over London, the discarded tailings would cover an area from Farringdon to Waterloo.

Tuesday 7th March 2023

Sediment leaks into Førdefjord from faulty silt curtain at Nordic Mining’s Engebø site

Sediment began to escape from the protective barrier at Engebø on Thursday afternoon.

Nordic Mining admitted that it had no backup silt curtain and had so far failed to fix the leak in a leaked email on Friday evening. The incident puts further pressure on the company after a major investor sold its stake over environmental concerns.

Tuesday 11th October 2022

European agency will publish findings on mining waste disposal within months

The EFTA surveillance authority is expected to report on the legality of submarine tailings disposal under EEA law.

Wednesday 15th February 2023

Sounds of the Bog and the Apocalypse

A bog’s curious, ordinary, delicately explosive sounds belong in our narratives of climate crisis just as much as landscapes of epic disaster.

Tuesday 20th September 2022

Larry Summers and the Toxic Memo

The 1991 ‘Summers memo’ story is absolutely wild.

Saturday 17th December 2022

“Asbestos dust everywhere”: Nordic Mining illegally releases carcinogen

Destruction of a property with asbestos cement rooftiles by contractors for Nordic Mining

The safety violation marks the start of a multi-decade mining project that plans to deposit toxic waste in a protected salmon fjord.

Thursday 12th May 2022