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UN experts urge Sweden to stop planned iron-ore mine project

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Sat, 2022-02-12 01:27

GENEVA: Two independent UN human rights experts called Thursday on Sweden’s government not to issue a license to industrial backers of a planned iron-ore mine that environmentalists say would generate large amounts of toxic waste and other pollution.
The proposed project would involve British company Beowulf Mining and their Swedish subsidiary Jokkmokk Iron Mines AB. Teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who is Swedish, joined a protest against the planned mine over the weekend.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, takes part in a climate strike with Sami children in Jokkmokk, Sweden, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP)
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