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Karahnjukar dam and power plant, Icelandic Highlands

Karahnjukar dam and power plant, Icelandic Highlands

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Uploaded 18 Sep 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The largest environmental movement on Iceland during the 1990s was about finding alternatives against a plan by the government to build a huge hydropower complex in Eastern Iceland, damning two out of three major glacial rivers running north from the Vatnajoekull Glacier, destroying waterfalls, drowning valuable highland areas and wilderness. This resulted that only one main river was damned and the Karahjukar power plant for an aluminium smelter in Reydarfjoerdur was build. However the Icel ...
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