Butterwell mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Butterwell mine is a new open cut coal mine near Morpeth in Northumberland. The mine is owned and operated by UK Coal.

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The mine was commissioned in 2011/2012.[1] On its website UK Coal states that operations started in October 2011 "with coal production starting in May 2012.>[2]

The planning permission for the mine is for a total of 1 million tonnes of coal to be extracted over 41 months. Planning permission nwas granted in May 2011.[3]

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  1. UK Coal, "UK Coal Plc: Interim Report 2012", August 2012, page 6.
  2. UK Coal, "Butterwell: Using rail to transport coal to market", UK Coal website, accessed October 2012.
  3. Northumberland County Council, "Butterwell Opencast coal site", Northumberland County Council website, accessed October 2012.

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