European trade agency still assessing “substantive” information in Norway mine tailings case

A large office block in Brussels in dappled sunlight

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES European trade agency still assessing “substantive” information in Norway mine tailings case The authority that regulates trade between the EU and Norway, Liechtenstein, and Iceland first called in February 2022 for information about the disposal of mining waste in Norwegian fjords. ESA’s Brussels office. Jay Richardson / the sonification Jay Richardson | 24 […]

Researchers raise alarm over species-rich Norwegian fjord’s future

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES Researchers raise alarm over species-rich Norwegian fjord’s future Residents and activists near a planned open-pit mine in Norway have long argued fjord waste disposal would smother a unique marine habitat. Now they have the biodiversity surveys to prove it. Førdefjord, looking west. Photo: Jay Richardson by Jay Richardson 18 October 2023 In a […]

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

Førdefjord at sunrise, with Engebøfjellet at centre.

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES New images reveal massive scale of Førdefjord’s potential hyper-sedimentation 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. Førdefjord at sunrise, with Engebøfjellet (Engebø mountain) at centre. Mining waste in […]

European agency will publish findings on mining waste disposal within months

EFTA House in Brussels

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES European agency will publish findings on mining waste disposal within months In a close examination of the implications EU regulation for mining waste in Norway, the EFTA surveillance authority is expected to report on the legality of submarine tailings disposal under EEA law. The Brussels office of the European Free Trade Association Surveillance […]

Larry Summers and the Toxic Memo 

Larry Summers and the Toxic Memo Jay Richardson | 17 December 2022 I might be the only one who didn’t know about this, but the 1991 ‘Summers memo’ story is absolutely wild. Larry Summers, the World Bank’s Chief Economist from ’91 to ’93, signed off on an internal memo arguing that exporting pollution to countries with […]

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.

“Asbestos dust everywhere”: Nordic Mining illegally releases carcinogen

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

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES “Asbestos dust everywhere”: Nordic Mining illegally releases carcinogen The safety violation marks the start of a multi-decade mining project that plans to deposit toxic waste in a protected salmon fjord. Destruction of a property with asbestos cement rooftiles by contractors for Nordic Mining. by Jay Richardson and Sally Raudon12th May 2022 On the […]