Bulgarian Mines To Be Inspected Due to Risk of Flooding

Environment | May 21, 2014, Wednesday // 16:42|  views

The heavy rains in Bulgaria have increased the risk of flooding in the mines, the General Labor Inspectorate has warned.

The managers of the colliery companies have been warned to take measures for the monitoring and the protection of workers, Bulgarian National Radio informs.

The management of the 16 underground coal and ore mines must keep a close watch on any sagging, landslides, changes in the lay of the surface above mines and to suspend work in the risky areas.

Deputy Social Minister Svetlana Dyankova announced that next week an inspection of these regulations will be conducted.

Meanwhile, The level of the Bulgarian stretch of the Danube river continues to rise and has flooded a fishing village near the city of Ruse.

According to the Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube, the level at Ruse rose by half a meter overnight and passed the 7-meter mark.

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Tags: flooding, mines, colliery, landslides, Svetlana Dyankova, danube, heavy rains


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