The Fjord case
In the pristine Førdefjord in the western part of Norway, the mining company Nordic mining plans to dump millions of tonnes of mining waste. Friends of the Earth Norway and Young Friends of the Earth Norway are suing the state for permission to mine with dumping of mining waste in Førdefjorden. On 18 September 2023, the case will come before the Oslo district court.
Norway is one of very few countries in the world that still allows such dumping. Norway is now alone with Papua New Guinea to allow new projects with dumping of mining waste in the sea.
This is the Fjord case
Friends of the Earth Norway and Young Friends of the Earth Norway are suing the Norwegian government over the granting of permission for dumping of mining waste into Førdefjord, on the country’s western coast.
Serious obstacles for Nordic Mining’s mine at Førdefjord
The mining controversy at Førdefjord on the Norwegian west coast has attracted international attention. Norway is one of the few remaining countries in the world that still permits the dumping of mining waste in its fjords. Mining company Nordic Mining is desperately trying to push the project forward, but the chances of success are shrinking.