Bellona is the name taken by a Norwegian environmentalist
group, led by Fredric Hauge
. They were very active in the 80s, doing demonstrations where they chained themselves to various industry gates and such to prevent normal operation. These days, Bellona has become much more "mature
" and scientifically
oriented in its work.
Bellona spend a lot of resources on environmentalist issues in the Kola peninsula in Russia, being straight over the border from Norway. In particular, they are concerned about old nuclear submarines that are basically dumped outside Murmansk. For this reason, the Russian Bellona employee Aleksandr Nikitin was arrested for being a spy in 1995. He has now been acquitted.