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Norway too much? The environmental risks of mining sector growth

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 11 August 2017

Scandinavia is a significant exporter of industrial minerals, but opportunities for growth in supplying raw materials for new technologies are forcing countries like Norway to take notice of their environmental obligations, Sarah Gibbons, IM Correspondent, finds.

Norway has long been an important supplier of minerals to Europe, but the country is coming under increasing pressure to balance its ambitions for mining sector growth against environmental sustainability.

In 2013, the Norwegian ministry of trade and industry produced a "Strategy for the Mineral Industry", which sought to enhance...

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