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Coal mine explosion kills nine in Colombia 03 August 2020

An explosion at a coal mine in the municipality of El Zulia in northeast Colombia killed nine miners on July 31. The blast happened at the El Cedro underground coal mine and is thought to have been caused by a build up of gases within the mine....

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China undergoing new coal boom with 250GW of coal-fired power in development 25 June 2020

A report published on June 25 has said that China currently has 249.6 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired capacity under development, despite the country slowing down coal plant developments in recent years. The report by Global Energy Monitor (GEM) and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) says that China has 97.8 GW under construction and 151.8 GW in planning, a 21% increase from 2019 and a larger amount than the total coal capacity of the US.

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Coal mine explosion kills 16 in Afghanistan 11 June 2020

A coal mine explosion killed 16 miners in northern Afghanistan on June 9. The blast happened in Dara-e-Suf Bala district, Samangan province....

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Australian mine closed again a month after explosion, safety concerns raised at three mines 09 June 2020

Workers at three Anglo American underground coal mines in Queensland have raised concerns over safety and the management of dangerous gases following last month’s explosion at the Grosvenor coal mine in Moranbah which injured five workers. Workers have now been banned from going underground at the Grosvenor mine after rising gas levels heightened fears of another explosion....

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UK set to reach landmark of two months without using coal-generated electricity 08 June 2020

June 10 will mark two months since the UK last generated electricity at a coal fired power station – the first time since the country’s first industrial revolution. The National Grid has said that midnight on June 10 would mark 61 days (or 1,464 hours) since the last coal generator came off the system....

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Coal mine explosion kills four, injures three in India 02 June 2020

Four contractors were killed, and three others injured after an explosion in a coal mine on June 2 in south eastern India. The blast happened at a mine belonging to state-run Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) in Peddapalli, around 122 miles (197 kilometres) north of Hyderabad....

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Five workers killed after mine explosion in Laos 15 May 2020

Five miners were killed and one other injured after an explosion at a Chinese operated coal mine in Laos on May 10. The blast occurred in the Ta Oy district of Saravane province in the south of the country, according to news website Radio Free Asia (RFA)....

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Mine explosion injures five people in Australia 06 May 2020

An explosion at a mine in Queensland, Australia injured five workers on May 6. The incident happened at Anglo American’s Grosvenor Coal Mine in Moranbah which is in central Queensland’s Bowen Basin....

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11 dead, four injured in Colombian mine blast 06 April 2020

An explosion on April 3 killed at least 11 miners and injured four others in Colombia. Two more workers at the coal mine in Cucunuba, north of Bogota remain missing following the suspected methane gas blast....

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China restricts new mine tailings dams to improve safety, reduce environmental risk 24 March 2020

China’s Ministry of Emergency Management has said that the country will limit the number of new tailings dams built from mining projects in order to reduce environmental and safety risks. The use of existing tailings dams would also be limited, the ministry said in a notice posted online on March 20....

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