Sweden’s northernmost town was founded by miners in 1900. Today it’s home to the largest underground iron ore mine in the world.
Only now the mine that built Kiruna threatens to destroy it. Cracks are reaching up towards the town center, caused by the continued expansion of excavation.
That’s why the state-run company that controls the mine, LKAB is helping pull off an audacious plan: to move a third of the town 2 miles to the east.
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