Environmentalists against North Iceland Power Plant

Date of Release: 
Oct 9 2012

Nature protection NGO Landvernd has requested that preparations for a 45-90 MW geothermal power plant in Bjarnarflag near Lake Mývatn in Northeast Iceland be stopped because neither a permanent operational license nor framework agreement are at hand.

Landsvirkjun, the national power company, is working on land formation and road construction where the planned powerhouse is to be constructed, reports.

These are extensive operations in an area measuring 800 meters in a valley west of Námafjall, a geothermal area frequently visited by tourists.

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