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 […]

The illusion of clean mining waste

OPINION The illusion of clean mining waste Multiple sources over several decades have described the Sydvaranger iron mine’s waste products, most of which end up in a nearby fjord, as ‘clean sand,’ a definition it increasingly doesn’t fit. So why does it keep resurfacing? The sludge bank, or ‘slambanken,’ in Langfjorden, in the inner part […]