Vrsany coal mine

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Vrsany coal mine is operated by Sev.en Energy producing 7.8 million tonnes per annum near the town of Most, Czech Republic.

The company has said the mine may close in 2024.[1]

Location

The satellite photo below shows the location of Vrsany Mine, located in the North Bohemian Basin region of the Czech Republic.

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Background

Sev.en Energy operates Vrsany.[1]

Opposition

In September 2020, 8 activists occupied an excavator to protest the Vršany mine, which feeds the Počerady power plant, the largest Czech source of greenhouse gas.[2]

Project Details

  • Owner: Sev.en Energy[1]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Most, Czech Republic
  • GPS coordinates: 50.491799, 13.561962 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating[1]
  • Start year:1982
  • Mineable reserves:
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Mine size:30 km2
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Production: 7.8 million tonnes [3]
  • Additional proposed production:
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees:

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sev.en Energy BUSINESS AREAS Organizational website, accessed Nov 23, 2019
  2. Greenpeace Czech Republic, Facebook, September 1, 2020
  3. Czech Republic Country Profile, Euracoal, accessed August 2020

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