Kellingley Colliery: Britain's last coal mine closes





Kellingley Colliery: Britain's last coal mine closes



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But we buy Russian or polish coal now!! Wtf
The problem is that they closed the mines but WHY the government didn't create industry or something to give the people where to work, dignified, worthy jobs, worthy salaries. They closed but what happened with so many workers?
Fucking Tory basrards
Tory bastards killed UK industry :-(
What! We buy foreign coal for the power station next door!!
Do we still import coal from Poland??
Good riddance they should have been closed a long long time ago
Sorry but change is the only constant, these people need to learn another trade, easier said that done, I know but that is the way of the world
Tory bastards, closed everything and turned the whole country into a financial economy. So all the money is generated in a small part of London. And we import all the crap we used to make.
Checkout "UAV PAP" Channel for aerial footage of remains of South Wales mines...
What a fucking shame.
RESPECT TO THEM ALL
http://www.nationalobserver.com/sites/nationalobserver.com/files/styles/body_img/public/img/2017/07/11/bp-global-fossil-burn-percent.jpg?itok=30FiKZox
This new Battle is about 'PENSIONS' Coal Workers Pensions. This battle is taking place via Petitions.

There are 2 petitions that are currently active one is Les Moore's PAPER PETITION https://www.facebook.com/The-UK-Miners-Pension-Scheme-for-justice-Fair-Play-Association-611471412363615/?fref=ts

AND Ken Sullivan's ONLINE PETITION https://www.facebook.com/groups/1366152533425093/ Pleas help us fight this battle. This battle is for everyone of us in the coal industry now gone.
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Going to be some huge regrets for not putting that pit into care so it would have a chance to reopen someday ..
The systematic dismantling of the coal industry is an absolute disgrace, god bless all the miners of Kellingley and all the coal fields of the UK..
Hundreds of years of coal under ground and what do the torys do close them thanks Cameron and that bitch Thatcher we could of ruled the world with coal, but now its no more feel sorry for all the miners well done lads.
The guy at 1:29 is prophetic and is getting right so far " They've just shut pit upon pit after the strike. They'll be next, steel workers. Then power stations then the car workers" . 3 other industries balancing on a knife edge, even more so since the brexit vote.
Wonder if the coal mines open back up now we left the eu
I wonder if it IS the decline of the carbon age. World consumption of coal is rising. When, in 1960, the Japanese government decided to move from coal to oil, and when the coal industry here (Japan) fell into terminal decline, Japan needed about 60m tons. Now it is closer to 200 mil.


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Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.

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Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.