Kárahnjúkar Impact Report To Be Investigated - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Kárahnjúkar Impact Report To Be Investigated

Published September 12, 2011

Minister for the Environment Svandís Svavarsdóttir says she is going to launch a thorough investigation into The Ministry’s conclusions in 2001 that the Kárahnjúkar plant would not have ill effects on marine life in the Lagarfljót lake.
As reported last week, the lake is becoming increasingly cloudy and fish stocks have reportedly been on the decline since the dam was built at Kárahnjúkar ten years ago.
The Ministry’s conclusions at the time were contrary to environmental reports published by The National Power Company and The Icelandic National Planning Agency.
Svandís questions the former minister’s decision to skirt these findings, and finds fault with the decision-making process as a whole surrounding the Kárahnjúkar plant and the heavy industry agenda in Iceland.


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