28 Nov '14, 11am

'Acutely toxic' mine waste threatens the death of Norway's fjords - The Ecologist

'Acutely toxic' mine waste threatens the death of Norway's fjords - The Ecologist

The acutely toxic tailings will be dumped in a spawning area for wild salmon, blue ling and the endangered coastal cod. In Scandinavia, the mining industry is looking for ways to expand business further north. Higher mineral prices have led to a surge in planned projects, many causing concern among environmentalists and locals. Currently two large projects are under way in Norway, both using the controversial waste disposal method called submarine tailings disposal (STD). The method is simple - mining tailings are finely ground, chemicals added, and the whole dumped under water. In most cases, this means at the bottom of a fjord or a lake. STD is not commonly used in most countries. In fact, Norway is one of only five countries in the world that deploy it. The others are Turkey, Papua New-Guinea, Chile and Indonesia, nations with mostly poor environmental standards. Many a...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2652197/ac...

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