Another British coal mine to close

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Most coal usage in the UK has nothing to do with power generation. The comparison with nuclear while interesting is completely false.

Coal is largely used today in the production of iron and steel where it is a chemically active material and its energy content is of secondary importance.

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Regardless of how coal is extracted, I would have thought in this modern age the health risks could be dealth with. The old methods of a man hacking away at the face with a pick and shovel maybe wearing a piece of rag over his mouth and nose could surely be improved.
I don't really advocate opening all the pits and using more coal because it is just too dirty and inefficient in a modern world, not to mention the global warming issue. My gripe is the reasoning behind the closures and subsequent importation that put thousands out of work so the bods at the top of the food chain could make more profit.
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It's not just another British coal mine to close - it's actually the last one.
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Thought you may be interested in reading this? which has reminded me of a very good film Brassed Off.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/lates ... ast-miners
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Fitter wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:56 am
It's not just another British coal mine to close - it's actually the last one.
No it's not. Complete sphericals. It is the last deep coal mine. There are open cast coal mines across quite a bit of the UK.

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exile wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:43 am
Fitter wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:56 am
It's not just another British coal mine to close - it's actually the last one.
No it's not. Complete sphericals. It is the last deep coal mine. There are open cast coal mines across quite a bit of the UK.
It's not the last deep coal mine, the last one of those closed 5 years ago.
The last deep mine, at Kellingley in North Yorkshire, closed five years ago. Since then the only home produced coal has come from open cast mines like Bradley.
And if, in the short to medium term, the UK needs coal, it's surely more environmentally friendly to produce it there rather than ship it from abroad, even if it's more expensive.

As for mines across the UK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-pit_ ... ed_Kingdom
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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:24 am
And if, in the short to medium term, the UK needs coal, it's surely more environmentally friendly to produce it there rather than ship it from abroad, even if it's more expensive.
As I say, HMG knows the price of everything (and the small picture price at that) and the value of nothing.

Even more of a joke is shipping wood chips from Canada and pretending it is carbon neutral.

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Not a lot of people know this but a company based in Norwich and Gt Yarmouth used to, and I assume still do, make and export pasta to Italy.

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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:24 am
exile wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:43 am
Fitter wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:56 am
It's not just another British coal mine to close - it's actually the last one.
No it's not. Complete sphericals. It is the last deep coal mine. There are open cast coal mines across quite a bit of the UK.
It's not the last deep coal mine, the last one of those closed 5 years ago.
The last deep mine, at Kellingley in North Yorkshire, closed five years ago. Since then the only home produced coal has come from open cast mines like Bradley.
And if, in the short to medium term, the UK needs coal, it's surely more environmentally friendly to produce it there rather than ship it from abroad, even if it's more expensive.

As for mines across the UK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-pit_ ... ed_Kingdom
Yes you are right FFS. I thought the BBC link was to the same article as the erroneous Sky report.
If in doubt that coal mining continues in England I suggest that you google Shotton open cast coal mine or Brenkley Lane - unless of course Northumberland has ceded to Scotland, which given the current mess in England would not completely surprise me!

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The big "K" was the last coal mine to close whatever is said on here.
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