Small Mines Key to China’s Coal Crisis – Peter Enav

From the AP, via the Guardian:

Small, privately owned and worked by moonlighting farmers, the mine in central China’s Xin’an County was like hundreds throughout the country.

And, like thousands of Chinese miners, those below ground faced the daily danger of injury or death. On Dec. 2, a nearby river overflowed, sending water pouring into the mine and drowning 35 miners.


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