Swedish city Kiruna being moved to avoid sinking from iron ore mining
May 25, 2015 08:00 AM - Grant Whittington, Triple Pundit
Have you ever just wanted to pick up and leave the foundation you call home? Kiruna knows the feeling.
Kiruna, a town in northern Sweden, built its riches upon the vast seam of iron ore, but the massive mine is now sinking the city of 23,000 residents. Now faced with a crisis, the town of Kiruna is moving to avoid catastrophe.
Northern Sweden is not the most welcoming place to build a city. With long, brutal winters and short, mild summers, Kiruna’s climate doesn’t exactly scream city material, but the iron resources that lie underneath it scream Mecca.