Coal miners on the scrap heap as biggest mine winds down

More
than 2,000 miners are to lose their jobs as coal production at the country’s
biggest mine complex is phased out over the next 20 months.

According
to UK Coal, the three pits that make up the Selby complex in North Yorkshire
cannot be made viable.

The
company blamed geological conditions and continuing financial losses for the
closure.

The
National Union of Mineworkers said the closure was a bitter blow.

By
Quentin Reade

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