Dumping of tailings into the Repparfjord on Norway’s Barents Sea coast will not be problematic in such a way that we shouldn’t allow for mining, argues Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen
A convoy of 30 trucks, bulldozers and excavators is on its way to the development site of the Kharasavey natural gas field. About 20 percent of the field resources are located offshore in the Kara Sea.
Rosatomflot’s service base is not sized for all the planned new nuclear-powered icebreakers, says Andrey Zolotkov, who previously worked as engineer onboard one of the service vessels storing spent nuclear fuel.
It is about lowering the risks, says Finance Minister Siv Jensen. But the decision to kick out oil exploration and production companies from the country’s pension fund could be seen as a first move towards a bigger exit from the energy sector.
A new report has called for closer and broader regulation of mining activity in the Arctic region. The authors of the report said that there has hitherto been surprisingly little research on the environmental risks associated with mining in the Arctic as well as measures that could mitigate those risks.