Hume reaches for the plunger

HUME Coal plans to use plunges instead of traditional longwall mining techniques at its coal mine prospect in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales to lower the risk of subsidence underneath the area's multi-million residential properties. By Lou Caruana in Wollongong.

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Hume Coal's Ben Fitzsimmons.

Company spokesman Ben Fitzsimmons told the Coal Operators’ Conference at the University of Wollongong that Hume Coal would also only exploit about one third of the resource to ensure the mine was

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