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United Silicon, Helguvík.

Reopening of Silicon Plant Opposed

The residents’ association Opponents Against Heavy Industry in Helguvík is opposing the Environment Agency of Iceland’s decision to permit the reopening of United Silicon’s plant.

United Silicon, Helguvík.

New Silicon Plant: Locals Worried

Residents and local leaders in Norðurþing, northeast Iceland, are closely following what’s going on at the currently-shut-down United Silicon factory at Helguvík, southwest Iceland.

United Silicon, Helguvík.

Embattled Silicon Plant Under More Heat

It has emerged that the Environment Agency of Iceland gave the United Silicon factory in Helguvík official written warning that it was likely to be shut down in a letter dated April 12 this year. The reason for the letter was the release of substances into the environment which could have long-...

Björt Ólafsdóttir

Silicon Plant Must Close: Environment Minister

Björt Ólafsdóttir, Iceland’s environment minister, says she has had more than enough of the developing situation at the United Silicon factory at Helguvík. Her comments come following a fire at the plant last night.

United Silicon, Helguvík.

Silicon Smelter Fumes Cause Concern

The United Silicon metal smelter in Helguvík, Southwest Iceland, is making the headlines again, this time after Stundin released a video of dust being released from the building in the dark of night.

Power Line Project Battle Continues

For the second time, the environmental associations Fjöregg and Landvernd have reported the decision to issue a project permit for a controversial power line to an environmental ruling committee.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Power Line Bill Postponed

A parliamentary bill, intended to ensure that work on a power line project in North Iceland resume, will not be voted on in Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, before the October 29 election.

Icelandic money

Are Taxes Optional?

Foreign companies can choose whether to pay income tax in Iceland, states tax expert and adjunct lecturer at the University of Iceland.

fishermen at work

Foreign Minister Firm on Russia Sanctions

Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson is determined not to withdraw his support for Western sanctions against Russia, despite losses suffered by the fishing industry after Russia imposed an import ban on food from Iceland in August.

Laki crater

Tourism Policy Introduced

Comprehensive cooperation between authorities, municipalities, and the travel industry has been announced in a new policy for the travel industry.

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