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A Swedish mining company is spending $1 billion to move a town 3km

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Swedish mining company LKAB is spending $1 billion to move the town of Kiruna 3km to the east.

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The company decided to move Kiruna to stop the town from falling into a sinkhole that could be caused by its iron ore mine.

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While some citizens protested, most accepted that their houses be demolished and rebuilt 3km to the east.

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Some historical buildings, like the wooden church and the clock tower, will be dismantled and moved to the other side of town.

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