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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