The furnace at United Silicon’s plant in Helguvík, Southwest Iceland was started up again Saturday night, following the repair of a raw material conveyor belt.
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.
It has emerged that the tallest part of the embattled, currently closed, silicon factory at Helguvík was built without permission.
High-tension equipment came loose and led to the start of last week’s fire at the United Silicon plant at Helguvík, on Reykjanes peninsula, southwest Iceland.
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.
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, 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.
A fire started at around 04.00 this morning in the United Silicon plant at Helguvík on the Reykjanes peninsula.
The town council of Reykjanesbær, Southwest Iceland, would like the operation of the United Silicon factory in town to be shut down right away.
An Indian investor plans to construct a water bottling plant in the remote area of Borgarfjörður eystri, Northeast Iceland.
Build-up of heavy industry in Iceland will increase coal usage in the country to 224,000 tons a year by 2018.
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.
More than thirty complaints have been sent to the Environment Agency of Iceland about pollution from a United Silicon metal smelter in Helguvík.
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.
There is a new development today regarding the controversial power line to the PCC silicon plant under construction at Bakki, near Húsavík, North Iceland.
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.
Foreign companies can choose whether to pay income tax in Iceland, states tax expert and adjunct lecturer at the University of Iceland.
Widespread damage has been caused by a fire last night at a car repair workshop in Akureyri, North Iceland.
Such is the demand for Icelandic wool, lopi, that the company Ístex now plans to hire more workers to be able to increase production.
Electricity use per capita is the highest in the world in Iceland and has increased in recent years due to heavy industry.
The Handknitting Association of Iceland has issued a statement regarding a ‘lopapeysa’ sweater given to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel by Minister of Industry and Commerce Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir yesterday.
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.
The operation of Alcoa in Iceland has been losing money from the start, RÚV reports. “Made-up loss” and “scandal” is the view of the former director of Internal Revenue.