Preventing pollution from closed coal mines falls on public purse
The imminent closure of the only remaining pit in the south Nottinghamshire coalfield could lead to the breakout of water within 7-15 years, the Environment Agency has warned. Pumping operations to avoid risks to drinking water supplies are likely to leave the Coal Authority with six- or seven-figure annual costs for years to come.
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