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The Chief Executive of a company hoping to open a new underground coal mine in west Cumbria says it could open at the end of 2018.
Mark Kirkbride, of West Cumbria Mining, says around one billion tonnes of coking coal could be on the coastline near Whitehaven.
People in west Cumbria will be able to find out more about plans to bring coal mining back to the area this weekend.
West Cumbria Mining are hosting a public open day at Whitehaven's Haig Pit to give an update on their scheme to extract coal from under the Irish Sea.
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A company wants to build a new underground mine near Whitehaven. They say around one billion tonnes of coking coal could lie on the coast.