Dangerous levels of methane in Delta County mine

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A mine in Delta County has been deemed dangerous because of unsafe levels of methane.

According to our associates at the Montrose Daily Press the Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued an "imminent danger order" for excessive amounts of methane found at the Bowie Number Two Mine.

Officials say the methane was found in all three entries of an active mining section and an order has been issued prohibiting all activity.

The Bowie Number Two Mine began production in 1997 and puts out 6 million tons of coal per year.


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  • by Jennifer Location: Delta on Apr 25, 2009 at 06:38 PM
    This information is not true, I have alot of friends who work at the mine. One section of the mine is temporary shut down due to the methaine, not all three. I wish newspapers and news stations would make sure their sources were correct. Call the mine, talk to them, see what they say!
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