14 Sep 2023 12:45

Court partially suspends longwall coal production at Raspadskaya mine for 90 days

KEMEROVO. Sept 14 (Interfax) - A court has suspended coal mining of longwall at a mine of PJSC Raspadskaya for 90 days, Andrei Vil, assistant director of Russia's Federal Environmental, Industrial, and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor), posted on social media.

Rostechnadzor's Siberian department clarified to Interfax that the suspension of operations concerns Raspadskaya's mine.

According to the statement, the suspension is owing to the failure to implement "measures to reduce the endogenous fire hazard in terms of treating the edges of the coal pillars left in the isolated contour of the excavation area with an anti-pyrogen", and the lack of means to suppress dust on technical devices during operations when dust forms.

Efforts continue to keep the longwall's mechanized complex equipment in working order.

The company told Interfax that coal production at the mine had been partially suspended.