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[22.01.2015 6:34 UTC] Chris Johnstone
Mine limits proposal could involve demolition: paper

Around 170 homes could be demolished at the town of Horní Jiřetín in north Bohemia if an option to partially relax current environmental limits on mining coal are approved, the daily Mladá Fronta Dnes reported on Thursday. The figure was confirmed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Minister Jan Mládek has proposed two options for relaxing the existing mining limits: one would focus just on the Bilina mine, owned indirectly by power giant ČEZ, and would not involve demolition, the other focuses on the ČSA mine owned by the mining company Severní Energetiká as well. Initial reactions by ministerial colleagues have been cool towards the prospect of demolition.