21 February, 2012
Last night on Swedish Television, local municipal politician Kristina Zachrisson expressed concern over Kiruna Iron’s planned mining activities in the Kiruna area. While Kiruna municipality and many of its politicians are generally pro-mining, Zachrisson said that reindeer herding communities and the tourist industry also had to be carefully considered.
Zachrisson now joins other unlikely skeptics of Kiruna Iron’s plans – including several local mining unions – who have recently expressed concern over the potential impacts of Kiruna Iron’s proposed mines on sensitive mountain environments.
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