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Mining operations at Drayton to end

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Operations at Anglo American’s Drayton coal mine in New South Wales, Australia, will cease by the end of September this year with the loss of 200 jobs, the company said in a press release.

The closure of mining operations follows a decision by the New South Wales Planning Commission (PAC) to reject the proposed Drayton South project, which would have allowed coal production to continue at the site.

Anglo American lay the blame for the mine’s closure firmly at the door of the PAC, saying it was “extremely disappointed the ceasing operations is required and will determine further action depending on the final outcome of the project approval.”

A small team will be retained onsite to manage Anglo’s rehabilitation commitments, the company added.

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