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China's caps capacity at coal mines at risk for ‘bumps’ - Safety Administration

Coal News - Published on Mon, 20 May 2019

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Reuters citing, China’s National Coal Mine Safety Administration, as saying that it has set a production cap of 8 million tonnes of coal a year for each mine deemed to be at risk from so-called “bumps”. As part of the measure to improve safety, capacity expansion on such mines will also be banned once they are in operation.

The announcement follows a coal mine accident in the eastern province of Shandong last October in which 21 people died. Coal mining safety in China remains poor, with several deadly accidents every year, despite frequent inspections and support from Beijing to improve conditions. Bumps occur when rock and coal erupt from the side of a mine shaft or tunnel under pressure from overhead rock.

According to official data, China has 400 million tonnes a year in coal mining capacity at risk for bumps, accounting for more than 10 percent of the country’s total 3.53 billion tonnes of coal capacity.

Meanwhile, nearly two-thirds of the mines at risk for bumps are located in regions with lean coal resources, making them key to ensuring sufficient coal supply in those areas.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Mon, 20 May 2019
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