Sweden’s arctic ‘millipede town’ is slowly moving
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Instead, LKAB reached an agreement with the municipality to relocate the 6,000 people who, according to its projections, live in areas that will be affected by cracks in the next two decades.
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The remaining 12,000 residents of Kiruna get to stay put for the time being, says Josefine Ejemalm, LKAB communications officer.
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