In the English county of Durham, the country's last commercial coal mine, Bradley Mine, which has been in operation for almost 200 years, is being closed. It is reported by Economichna Pravda.
The open pit mines 150 thousand tons of coal per year.
The UK still needs nearly 8 million tonnes of coal a year. This demand is mainly met by imports from Russia and the United States.
There are still several small mines in Scotland and Wales. But the last one is due to close in October 2022.
The last deep mine at Kellingley in North Yorkshire closed five years ago. Since then, the only local coal has come from open-pit mines such as Bradley Mine.
To recap, the head of the UN said that countries should not take into account coal in their economic recovery plans after Covid-19.
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