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North East mining firm exports region's mining expertise to China

North East mining firm exports region's mining expertise to China

The North East’s centuries-old mining heritage once put the region at the heart of the industrial revolution before globalisation and privatisation led to a hobbling of the region and the UK’s mines in the 80s.

The impact and causes of the mine closures is still passionately debated today with many communities still struggling to thrive following the collapse of the UK coal industry, especially in the North East where towns and villages were particularly badly hit.

However, the region’s mining expertise and pedigree did not just disappear overnight with the North East still home to some major surface mines.

Durham-based Banks Mining still operates a number of surface mines across the UK, including its Shotton surface mine site in Cramlington, and was recently tapped up for its expertise by the Chinese State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS).

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