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Activists slam coal pollution from Indonesia’s production of ‘clean’ batteries

Indonesia’s nickel smelters are powered by purpose-built coal-fired plants, which environmental activists say are causing illness, killing crops and polluting fish farms.

Indonesia’s coal burning hits record high
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Indonesia’s coal burning hits record high — and ‘green’ nickel is largely why

This rise in coal burning aligns with efforts to boost economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, including the slate of new coal-fired power plants that recently came online as well as the expansion of the nickel industry.

green spring comes to polluted Nikel
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First real green spring comes to Nikel

"We, ordinary people living in Nikel, are very happy. The air is fresh, leaves are green," says Tatiana Bazanova who has lived most of her adult life in what used to be one of Europe's most polluted towns.
toxic Nornickel smelter shut down
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Potanin: "This is a historic event for Nornickel"

The polluting smelter in Nikel was shut down forever on December 23.
World’s biggest nickel miner has a plan for its crisis-ridden border town: here could come a hub for Arctic tourism
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World’s biggest nickel miner has a plan for its crisis-ridden border town: here could come a hub for Arctic tourism

Nornickel might invest up to 10,5 billion rubles (€153 million) in the development of a tourism cluster near Russia's border with Norway and Finland.

Cross-border pollution blows bad as Nornickel smiles for growing EV demand
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Cross-border pollution blows bad as Nornickel smiles for growing EV demand

A Nornickel-sponsored fast charger for electric vehicles opened on Thursday while sulphur dioxide concentrations spiked to 250 micrograms per cubic meter on the Norwegian side of the border.

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