China Coal resumes production

TWO of China Coal’s underground mines in Shanxi Province have re-opened after a safety inspection gave the mines the all-clear.
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Lauren Barrett

Five of China Coal’s mines were suspended by the provincial government last month after flooding at a site operated by parent company China National Coal Group killed ten people.

In a statement, China Coal said its Anjialing No. 1 underground mine and Anjialing No. 2 underground mine had re-opened after they passed safety inspection by authorities.

“The other three underground mines … are currently commencing their safety inspection actively and endeavouring to obtain the approval for resumption of normal production after safety inspection by the relevant local government,” China Coal said.

China Coal said the short-term suspension of production would not have a major impact on output or the company’s operations.

The company said it would announce updates when more details surfaced.

China National Coal group is the second-largest Chinese coal producer.

According to figures obtained from the State Administration of Coal Mine Safety, 2433 miners were killed in coal mine accidents in China in 2010, while Xinhua news service said there had been 512 coal mine incidents in China this year as of June 2011.

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