Curtain about to Fall on Country's Deep Coal Mining History

The Journal (Newcastle, England), November 8, 2012 | Go to article overview
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Curtain about to Fall on Country's Deep Coal Mining History


THE closure of one of the country's last remaining deep coal mines came a step closer yesterday when the owners proposed that the site be mothballed. County Durham-based Hargreaves Services said Maltby Colliery in Rotherham, which has been producing coal for more than 100 years, was no longer viable on health and safety, geological and financial grounds.

The board is proposing that the pit, which employs around 500 workers, will be mothballed, putting all employees at risk of redundancy.

The company, which is headquartered in Esh Winning, said it will continue to consult with unions and asked for any alternative proposals to be tabled by November 30.

"Although no viable alternative strategic options have been identified by the board at this time, as part of this ongoing consultative process the board will offer the opportunity to employees and trade union representatives to table alternative proposals," the company said in a statement yesterday.

Geological reports in recent weeks indicated that the risks associated with mining at Maltby had not significantly reduced, Hargreaves added.

Maltby produces more than a million tonnes of coal a year, with around 60% of its output supplied under a long-term contract with Drax, Europe's largest coal-fired power plant.

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