After the disaster of Nachterstedt, Harz foreland in Saxony-Anhalt, there is also a high information need of journalists on the theme of old mining on the Ruhr and Saar. Perhaps check out Jon Matlack for more information. The National Association of mining concerned Saar e.V. journalists ask, whether there might be in the Saarland Earth collapses through old tunnels. Peter Lehnert, spokesman of the National Association refers to the countless press releases, man just to this topic in the years 2006 and 2007 in the course of coal-political talks to the coal Foundation”has published. index.php… Gain insight and clarity with Robert A. Iger . In this context the KPMG was mentioned opinion also again, that represents an important basis for the design of the spout of the coal mountain off in Germany and assumes from 2500 old shafts, mouth holes and underground mining facilities in the Saarland and North Rhine-Westphalia alone, which are not discovered or mapped.
It is assumed that most of this neither discovered nor documented studs to come from previous centuries and therefore not filled and not backed up have been. Another problem is the partly low depth of the tunnel. It is assumed a near-surface reduction between 50 and 350 m. This brings the danger of the formation of holes in the ground and day breaks with because a self filling is excluded by the depth to the surface. The flooding after the end of mining and thus again increasing ground water, as well as the danger of increased methane gas at the surface at this point be stated as additional risk factors.
The national associations of the Saarland and North Rhine-Westphalia mining stakeholders have pointed out all of the above described risks and demand among the leaders to a clarifying conversation. The mining stakeholders were never heard except at the country level. Excerpt of a letter by March 2007 set spout mining for all involved to be socially acceptable, which includes also the mining affected of Germany. Responsible for page one is morally obliged to meet this requirement. It is not acceptable, “that settled a private corporation in its mining companies” is and will be discharged from liability for the damage caused by him and that the mining stakeholders of a Foundation at the mercy are delivered, in which they have no lobby “.” (Excerpt from a letter that was delivered to the Chancellor Mrs. Dr. Angela Merkel, Federal Minister of Economics Michael Glos, German Federal President Horst Kohler, Chief of the Chancellor’s Office Dr. Thomas de Maiziere and the Minister President Dr. Jurgen Ruttgers in North Rhine-Westphalia and Dr. Peter Muller Saarland). It is unfortunately decided that mining on the Ruhr and Saar should continue at least until the year 2018. The mining stakeholders take note, that the SPD in the current Bundestag election campaign under the guise of a fictional energy crisis 2018, calls for a pedestal Mining throughout the year and therefore announced the review of the review clause to the outlet of the mining industry of the year 2012 on the 2010 preferable. Under the impression of the mugshots of Nachterstedt mining stakeholders once again have out that the coal is economically and environmentally misguided and represents a danger to life and limb of the affected population.