Coal Mine is Not Wanted – Letter in Westmorland Gazette

A Dedicated Website has been set up to Oppose the Coal Mine Plan.  This Coal Mine proposes to mine for coal up to five miles off  Sellafield. This is ludicrous and we have just five weeks to send in letters of objection to Cumbria County Council.

via Letter in Today’s Westmorland Gazette — Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole

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  1. In coal mines in the area, “Clogs were not allowed because the nails might strike sparks and ignite the firedamp (chocolate biscuits wrapped in foil were not allowed either) so one way of avoiding wet legs was to get a worn-out pair of wellies and cut the bottoms off, then pull the tops over your boots.” http://www.solwayshorestories.co.uk/shore-stories/coalmines-under-the-sea/

    “The collieries around Whitehaven, and Haig in particular, were noted for their prevalence to Firedamp (Methane).[8] Between 1922 and 1931, 79 men died as a result of three explosions (in 1922, 1928 and 1931)” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haig_Colliery This was one of the best reasons not to bury radioactive waste in the environs.

    What if a fire can’t be put out? https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/coal-seam-mine-fires-environment/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firedamp

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