abandoned minesAugust 17 2010 at 9:36 AM
|Jeremy Hawthorn |
Response to Re: Coal and the EU reply to Janos' point
One argument from the NUM that I remember was that if a mine was abandoned before all the coal had been extracted then the unextracted coal would be lost for ever, as the mine would collapse and it would not be possible to reopen it to get at the coal. If true this did seem to me to be a telling argument.