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£15 million investment for new mine in Cumbria

A £15 million investment has been announced for first phase of a new coking coal mine in west Cumbria.

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£15 million for mining prospects in Whitehaven

Coking coal is needed for smelting at steel works Credit: PA

Nearly £15 million has been raised to help bring mining back Cumbria.

West Cumbria Mining has raised £14.7 million for the first stage of the project it wants to open next to the former Haig Colliery in Whitehaven, West Cumbria.

The company aims to open the mine to extract coking coal which is used in the steel making industry.

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