Russian government mulls closing most dangerous coal mines: TASS

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Posted: Mar 24, 2016 3:59 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's government is studying the issue of closing the country's most dangerous coal mines but no decision has been taken yet, TASS news agency quoted Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as saying on Thursday.

A total of 36 Russian miners and rescue workers died in an accident at an Arctic coal mine last month.

(Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Alexander Winning)