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2017-10-06 03:20:07

The Lupeni mine, which is located in Jiu Valley, Romania's main mining region, is due to close by the end of 2018 General view of Lupeni coal mine at an entrance pit in Lupeni city (350km west from Bucharest), 20 February 2007. The Valea Jiului region was touched by a programme of World Bank launched in 1997 heading the closing of unprofitable mines and counts today just 150,000 inhabitants compared with 300,000 in 1990. The number of workers in coal mining dropped in the past 17 years fr

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