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Nun and earl fight British mining project in Skåne

Carl Piper, Anita Ullman and Christa Claesson. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Published: 06.Nov.2018 15:38 hrs

A nun and an earl have teamed up to fight a British company's plan to prospect for the rare-earth metal vanadium beneath the rolling hills of southern Sweden.

Carl Piper, the so-called 'red earl' of Christinehof Castle, has joined forces with Mother Christa Claesson, Abbess of the nearby Mariavall nunnery, to block test-mining for the metal, which could be a key component in the batteries of the future.
 
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