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Karwin



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:52 am    Post subject: Talvivaara Disaster Area Reply with quote

Gaining publicity this year, here's been an environmental disaster going on on Finnish Talvivaara nickel production area. Last spring migrating waterfowl died when resting on waste pools and even one worker got kiled after breathing poisonous fumes. All through the November the waste waters have been streaming outside the industrial area, spreading aluminium, cadmium and uranium on watershed (this uranium industry was a secret -with no permission- until this month's leak). Fish and frog deaths have been reported this month.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik0XZ941JAo
Our band made a song about the happening. Words are unfortunately some strange language from West Siberia, but you may recognise the tune:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcbw00AuLSw

Here are several similar cases in Finland, but they don't get publicity, as they're owned by international enterprises. Talvivaara is partially owned by state of Finland.

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Strixaluco



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is appalling, Karwin - I hope it gets lots of publicity to make people aware of what's going on.
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Karwin



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several demonstrations have been organised this month. Seldom has here been this large pro-nature movement in Finland.
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Peter



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with the protest...
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