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Sys­sel­man­nen recom­mends new coal mine

The new mine that the Nor­we­gi­an coal mining com­pa­ny SNSK is plan­ning at Lunck­ef­jel­let, bet­ween Reinda­len and Sveagru­va, has taken a major step towards its rea­liz­a­ti­on: After a public hea­ring and inter­nal con­si­de­ra­ti­on, the Sys­sel­man­nen has recom­men­ded the pro­ject for appro­val under cer­tain con­di­ti­ons. The final decisi­on will be made by the Nor­we­gi­an envi­ron­men­tal minis­try.

With the new mine, SNSK wants to con­ti­nue mining at Sveagru­va bey­ond 2013. The coal seams cur­r­ent­ly mined are now dimi­nis­hing both in quan­ti­ty and qua­li­ty. The new pro­ject will inclu­de a road bet­ween the sett­le­ment Sveagru­va and Lunck­ef­jel­let across gla­cia­ted ter­rain.

The Sys­sel­man­nen recom­mends the fol­lowing envi­ron­men­tal con­di­ti­ons:

  • After com­ple­ting mining, all instal­la­ti­ons etc. are to be remo­ved and the untouched wil­der­ness cha­rac­ter is to be res­to­red.
  • Con­trol of dust emis­si­ons.
  • Ship­ping without use of hea­vy oil.
  • Dis­tur­ban­ce of wild­life and pol­lu­ti­on of near-by Nor­dens­kiöld Land Natio­nal Park are to be avoided.
  • Strict con­trol on use of che­mi­cals.
  • Moni­to­ring, con­trol and repor­ting sche­mes.

Sysselmannen recommends new coal mine

Source: Sys­sel­man­nen

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