Martedì, 23 Ottobre 2018

Striking miners pulled out from Sardinian coal mine bottom


(ANSA) - Nuraxi Figus Mine, August 30 - Two miners were
pulled out on stretchers from the bottom of a mine on the
Italian island of Sardinia Thursday.
The striking miners had lowered themselves to the bottom of
the mine - an area 400 meters below ground - to call attention
to their protest.
The area is 27 meters below a space occupied for the last
four nights by miners striking at the Nuraxi Figus mine, which
is managed by the region's publicly owned mining company
The two men who descended to the very bottom risked
physical collapse due to poor conditions there.
At 400 meters below ground, the heat is 36C, humidity is
90% and the terrain is slimy, smelly and muddy.
Striking miners on the Italian island of Sardinia had said
on Wednesday that they were "desperate" and willing to take
"extreme measures".
The workers for Carbosulcis coal company are asking the
government to go ahead with plans for clean-coal technology and
CO2 storage, hoping in this way to also build future job
The miners began their strike Sunday evening 375 meters
underground in the Nuraxi Figus and Gonnesa mines located in the
Sulcis coal basin in the southwestern area of the island.

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