Shortwood coal mine

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Shortwood coal mine is a proposed mine to the north of the Trowell services centre in Nottinghamshire next to the M1 freeway. The proposed mine is being promoted by UK Coal.

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UK Coal "have submitted a planning application for the recovery of nearly 1.3 million tonnes of coal and up to 1/4 million tonnes of fireclay. The site would be operational for just over 5 ½ years creating 56 full time jobs."[1]

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  1. UK Coal, "Shortwood – New Jobs For Nottinghamshire", UK Coal website, accessed October 2012.

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