03 Aug '11, 5pm

Swedish mining company could move an entire town to get at valuable iron ore

The town of Kiruna, Sweden, is very cold, very close to that awesome ice hotel , and very much on top of a valuable lode of iron ore . The Swedish state-owned mining company, LKAB, wants to get at the ore by fracturing that portion of the ground, which wouldn't be so great for the people who live on it. Solution: Make the people live somewhere else. A large portion of the city is being entirely relocated so that mining companies can get in underneath. Because this is Sweden, the company has to pay for relocating the 3,000 or so people who will have to move, and for tearing down and rebuilding the the historic structures it's displacing. The 1912 Lutheran church, for instance, was Sweden's most popular building a decade ago, and according to the Wall Street Journal , it’s going to have to be knocked down and put back together like a Jenga tower: "We don't really know where ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-08-03-swedish-mining-compa...

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