Over the weekend, residents of Reykjanesbær in Iceland’s southwest smelled the effects of odor pollution resulting from the United Silicon plant in the area.
A fire broke out at the United Silicon plant in Helguvík, Southwest Iceland, at about 3am this morning.
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 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-...
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.
Build-up of heavy industry in Iceland will increase coal usage in the country to 224,000 tons a year by 2018.