Less pollution from Icelandic aluminium smelters

heavy industryIceland’s Ministry for the Environment recently released a report stating that greenhouse gas emissions from Iceland’s aluminium smelters has decreased by 22 percent between 1990 and 2006.

Considering that Iceland’s aluminium production increased from 90,000 tonnes to 270,000 tonnes during that time, the news is a major boon for the frequently embattled industry.

Alcan Iceland representative Gudrun Thora Magnusdottir laments that her industry is often demonised without justification on environmental issues: “we consider ourselves leading in many fields and we can be a role model for other companies,” she says.

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