According to Neptune Network, the freight train is attempting to leave the Sydvaranger Mines in Kirkenes, Norway while carrying a load of the toxic chemical known as Magnafloc LT37. Neptune Network claims that the mine is illegally polluting a local salmon-fjord with the toxic chemical and suggests that the mining company has ignored complaints from Norway's pollution board calling for the mining operation to clean up its act. Since authorities have been reluctant to act, Frank-Hugo Storelv, leader of Neptune Network, has gathered his team and swung into action by blockading the train's route. The tracks have been blocked since Monday and Neptune Networks intends to hold its position until the pollution stops. Hat tip to Richard!
[Source: ElectricAid | Image: Neptune Network – C.C. License 2.0]