China Shutters 1,600 Dangerous Coal Mines

October 15, 2010 by  
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Photo: Telegraph China’s state-run newspaper is reporting that the nation has undertaken drastic measures to improve its mining industry, which is widely recognized as the most dangerous in the world. Perhaps in response to the massive media coverage of the Chilean miners’ stirring saga, China Daily is reporting that the People’s Republic of China has now shut down more than 1600 of its oldest, most unsafe mines. Two things come to mind in response to the rather amazi…

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China Shutters 1,600 Dangerous Coal Mines


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