Just as one British mining company announces its intention to exploit a huge iron ore deposit in Greenland, another London listed outfit is accused of causing a major toxic spill at its mine in eastern Finland.
The Kainuu mine, situated just below the Arctic Circle, is managed by Talvivaara  Mining Co. plc and produces nickel and cobalt, with uranium as a by-product.
Back in May this year, nickel discharges from the mine were widely condemned, forcing the company to promise to make amends. Nearly six months later, on 4 November 2012, according to Greenpeace Finland, between 5000-6000 cubic metres of nickel and uranium-laced waste water began leaking hourly into a gypsum waste pond.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=12005.